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Tumbalong Park, a popular hub for all the local buzz, is located in the center of Darling Harbour area. The sprawling park hosts a variety of events ranging from concerts to festivals. For further details and complete schedule, please check the website or call ahead.
The Goods Line is a new phenomenon in urban planning that has won its architects the "Planning Excellence Australia Award for Urban Design" in 2014. In the 19th Century, this corridor was a railway line transporting timber, shale and coal. Today, it is a spectacular linear park connecting Darling Harbor to Railway Square. This car-free walkway mirrors The High Line in New York and forms an elevated corridor flanked by grassy patches and fig trees. It is situated in an area known for a plenitude of media agencies, entrepreneurial firms and colleges, and this walkway comes as a welcome pedestrian zone for at least 80,000 students. The Goods Line boasts study pods placed under shady trees, colorful work tables, and WiFi access in some zones. It also has picnic and ping pong tables, a kids' water park, a sand pit, a gym, and an amphitheater for outdoor concerts and movie screenings. The pathway is designed in such a way that citizens feel quite at home and gather here to play, socialize, debate, study or enjoy picnics. Besides, it also performs the dual function of easing pedestrian traffic on the main roads and making Ultimo a more eco-friendly neighborhood. The highlight is the Goods Line entrance to Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, a structure with quirky architecture that has earned it the apt nickname “Brown Paper Bag Building.”
Darling Harbour is one big showcase of fun and entertainment. Once a thriving dockland, it was redeveloped in 1988 to coincide with the 200th anniversary of European settlement in Australia and began with the construction of a large exhibition and conference center, which has been complemented with the addition of shops, restaurants and other attractions. The huge waterfront tourist and leisure park literally hums with its emphasis on family entertainment. Highlights include Sydney Aquarium, the Australian National Maritime Museum, the Chinese Garden, Star City Casino, the enormous IMAX Cinema and the Powerhouse Museum. Darling Harbour is a year-round beehive of activity with events for the entire family winter, spring, summer, and fall. Over the Christmas holiday season, the harbor is a magical festival featuring live music, entertainment, Christmas tree lighting, search-for-Santa, and Christmas carols. So, if you're travels find you in Sydney during the holiday season, Darling Harbour is the place to be.
Aside from the beautifully kept gardens, Hyde Park provides a tranquil haven to the thousands of daily urban commuters amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday Sydney. Not only a sanctuary to the overworked, it is a fitting home to the famous 1934 Art Deco Anzac WarMemorial, and the Archibald Fountain; a magnificent bronze and granite fountain commemorating the French and Australian alliance in World War I. Hyde Park looks particularly attractive at night when thousands of tiny fairy lights twinkle amidst the boughs of the ancient trees, which line the walkways.
Located to the east of the Central Business District of Sydney, Festival Garden is an open space in Hyde Park. During the Sydney Festival the space can metamorphose itself into a hub for theater and music. The garden is known to play host to popular bands like Smoke & Mirrors, Owen Pallett and Mountain Man.
Hyde Park North is the northern part of the famous Hyde Park and is much visited by local for recreational purposes. Stroll through the vast promenade here surrounded by trees and pristine greenery. You can also visit the Nagoya Gardens and admire the Archibald Fountain.
Situated close to the sea, Pirrama Park is a large grass area in the inner city suburb of Sydney known as Pyrmont. This small patch of green open space, which is under the administration of Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, is used as a venue for community events, fairs, markets and concerts from time to time. On non-event days, the park serves as a perfect place for tourists to enjoy the views of Sydney North Shore or for sunbathing. Lined by fig trees, the park also serves as a resting point for visitors of neighboring attractions like Australian National Maritime Museum, Star City Casino and Sydney Aquarium.
Located in the heart of Surry Hills, the Prince Alfred Park is a public park. It comprises a swimming pool, tennis center and a playground specifically built for children. Open on all days, this park also doubles up as an event venue. Call for more details.