Parks & Open Space

Our city is filled with incredible parks and open space. To ensure everyone has access to space for relaxation, fun and exercise we've invested millions of dollars creating new parks and upgrading existing ones.

There are more than 400 parks and open spaces in the local area, covering more than 188 hectares.

During my time as Mayor we have upgraded major parks including Sydney Park, Redfern Park and Oval, Prince Alfred Park and Foley Park.

We have created new parks and open space along the Glebe Foreshore, Pirrama Park, Harold Park and Paddington Reservoir Gardens.

There are more than 330 local pocket parks across the City, and every year we improve a selection of them with new playground equipment, furniture and plants.

I have spent decades fighting to protect Sydney's parks and public open space. Centennial Park, Moore Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens are significant parts of our heritage and the NSW Government must ensure they are protected.

This space will become even more significant as Sydney's population grows and fewer people have their own backyard. In the City of Sydney three out of four people now live in apartments.

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