For many city residents, our parks and open space are their only backyard, providing for recreation and for neighbours to meet and interact. Since 2004, we have made an unprecedented investment to create new parks and open space and improve nearly every park and playground across the local government area.

More than 250 major projects

Since 2004 we have completed over 250 major projects including parks, playgrounds, pools and sports facilities. We upgraded most of our recreational facilities, such as Redfern Park, Prince Alfred Park and Pool, Rushcutters Bay Park tennis centre, Boy Charlton Pool and Victoria Park Pool. And we’ve continued to fight to protect Moore Park from encroachment and development.

We invested over $23 million to transform a rubbish dump into the vast Sydney Park, including our largest storm-water harvesting system. The Glebe Foreshore walk has been extended, with four hectares of new parkland at Harold Park underway to complete 19 hectares of connected parkland.

We’ve created or renewed over 100 parks and playgrounds, with 18 more in the pipeline. St James Reserve Glebe, Reconciliation Park Redfern, Chelsea Street Playground Redfern, O’Brien’s Lane Reserve Darlinghurst, and Quarry Green Ultimo are recently completed. Since 2005, we’ve planted over 11,000 new street trees and added over 57,000 square metres of landscaping.

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