Sydney’s Centennial Park is a special parkland not
far from the Sydney Central Business District. Opened in 1888 to
celebrate 100 years of European settlement and was subject to a
number of grand government schemes to build museums, mausoleums and
landmarks, most of which never eventuated.
Today, in it's place we
have a 268 hectares of parkland, which is well used by the people of
Sydney and especially it's local community. It is a place where you
can walk, jog, cycle, skate, and even horse ride. Families and
friends come here to picnic, and use the BBQ facilities. Groups come
here for games in the sports field areas and others just to enjoy
the features of the park that include rolling lawns, water features,
shady trees and birdlife. There are a number of ponds to enjoy
including Duck Pond, Busby’s Pond and Willow Pond, which were once
known as the Lachlan Swamps, Sydney first permanent water supply.