Who said playgrounds are just for kids? We have plenty of fun and games for the grown ups too!

Here are just seven reasons why Centennial Parklands is Sydney’s best playground for adults…


#7: We support women’s golf

Moore Park Golf is the place for women to come and enjoy golf in supporting surrounds – and just minutes from the Sydney CBD. In response to demand, we run a range of women-specific programs. Not just for the experienced, suits all levels of interest and skill.


Relax in Centennial Park, Sydney

There’s more than one way to relax in Centennial Park

#6: We want you to relax

Every month our friends at GreenFriends run free Eco Meditation sessions in Centennial Park. Relax, unwind, get close to nature and enjoy another side of Centennial Park. For next dates, see our What’s On calendar.


#5: We support the arts

Renowned photographer Peter Solness brings his Night Magic Photography Workshops back to Centennial Park. Learn the ‘dark art’ of night photography then head outside to create your very own Centennial Park night photos. Definitely an evening to remember. For next dates, see our What’s On calendar.


#4: We promote healthy lifestyles

More than 50,000 people a year compete in running and fitness events held in Centennial Parklands. We also feature a world-class athletic running track, an indoor gymnasium and you can actually undertake 9 of the top 10 participation sports in Australia within the Parklands! Subscribe to our Health and Fitness eNewsletter as well – a great addition to your life and health.


Birdwatching in Centennial Park, Sydney

Come and watch some birds in Centennial Park

#3: We love birds!

140+ species of them, to be exact. Our resident twitcher, Trevor Waller, takes regular tours around Centennial Park in the early morning to show you some of the most stunning, most amusing, most interesting and most colourful birds that can be found in Sydney. These Birdwatcher’s Breakfast tours are not only an experience, but (yep) includes breakfast. If you’ve done one of these tours before, no worries, Trevor varies the route and birds vary depending on the season, so come and join us again! For next dates, see our What’s On calendar.


#2: We love cycling

Not only are we one of the most cycling-friendly venues in Sydney, and not only do we have a bike hire business in Centennial Park, but we are continually improving and upgrading our cycling network within the Parklands. We recently opened the Oxford Street Cycleway, filling another gap in the regional cycling network.


#1: We support good causes

Around $500,000 has been raised for good causes at charitable events held in the Parklands in the last 12 months – from the Cancer Council’s Relay for Life, to Walk 4 Life, to Miracle Babies Foundation…and…well, we’ll stop there. There are many! We also raise funds through the Centennial Parklands Foundation to provide environmental, social and heritage conservation projects in the Parklands. Our latest initiative in the Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden (please consider supporting!).


Not convinced yet that we’re the best in Sydney?

Entertainment Quarter Markets, Moore Park

Check out the markets every week at the Entertainment Quarter

OK then, here even more reasons why we’re Sydney’s best playground for adults:

Centennial Parklands…come play!


Similar Articles

  • Honey
    10 things you can do with honey this winter!

    You might be surprised to learn that the Parklands has its own honey made by bees who live on site! Each batch is raw, unheated and uniquely flavoured by the various native and exotic flowers across Centennial Parklands. As we welcome the cool change of season, there’s no better time to try a little of the sweet local nectar! Chech […]

  • Bird watchers
    124 reasons to volunteer at the Parklands

    Volunteers are the lifeblood of Centennial Parklands. Every year, hundreds of volunteers work more than 10,000 hours across 24 programs at the Parklands, and without them our wonderful green space simply wouldn’t be the same! This week is National Volunteer Week (8 – 14 May 2017) and we are celebrating all of our great volunteer contributions with a close look […]

  • Running
    Share the Park: Making tracks in the Parklands

    One of the best ways to get some exercise is undoubtedly with a walk or a run in Centennial Parklands. Perhaps one of the Sydney’s most iconic and best-loved walking and running tracks is the 3.5 kilometre loop that follows Centennial Park’s Grand Drive, but there are a few more – shorter and longer – that […]

  • Walking in Centennial Park
    12 ways to keep healthy in a park

    Physical inactivity is something we often read about, but most of us don’t do much more than mentally commit ourselves to “doing something about it someday” and then we move on.