Greening, parks and play

We are creating a greener city, with more parks and playgrounds for exercise and recreation.

Greening, parks and play

We have created and renewed parkland and public space, increasing our open space by 30.8 hectares. 

We have spent $474 million to complete park renewals, upgraded playgrounds.

Starting in 2004 when we purchased land for $11 million from the State Government to create Pirrama Park on the foreshore of Pyrmont, and including major work at Paddington Reservoir Gardens, Harmony Park, the Sydney Park oasis, Harold Park Parkland and the Drying Green in Green Square.

We have completed upgrades of 179 parks and playgrounds.

We’ve planted over 17,000 street trees, installed 287 rain gardens and delivered over 145,000 square metres of landscaping and nature strips with over one million new plants. We are the only city in the country to increase our tree canopy cover over the past decade.

We have also delivered sport and fitness facilities, including outdoor gyms, basketball and tennis courts. 

We secured the NSW Government's commitment to return Moore Park Golf Course and Wentworth Park Greyhound Track to public parkland use.