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.
#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.
#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?
OK then, here even more reasons why we’re Sydney’s best playground for adults:
- We have one of Australia’s most popularly used golf courses and a fantastic driving range at Moore Park Golf
- We provide horse riding in Centennial Park from the Centennial Parklands Equestrian Centre
- We have cinemas, markets, events, pubs and restaurants at the Entertainment Quarter
- We have a restaurant and cafe with one of the best ‘green’ views in Sydney at CP Dining
- We have an undoubted Sydney institution of a concert venue in the Hordern Pavilion
- We are the largest community sports facility in Sydney with over 35 sports fields and more than 35 sports played throughout the year
- We have free gas barbecues for use around the Parklands
- We have a range of great corporate team building activities available
- We have tennis courts for hire
- We have a bike hire
- We have a dog wash
Centennial Parklands…come play!