If you’ve visited Centennial Parklands this week, you will have noticed many of our garden beds have already burst into colour with the arrival of spring.

As the weather starts to warm up, now is the perfect time to gather in the Parklands with friends and family by booking a picnic, celebrating NAIDOC with our rescheduled event, joining our spring school holiday programs, or getting active when Centennial Park plays host to the 20th anniversary of the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival this month.

I look forward to seeing you out and about in the Parklands soon.

Joshua French, Acting Chief Executive, Greater Sydney Parklands

Spring school holidays

Spring has finally sprung, and we have the perfect range of school holiday programs that will get your kids springing into action with creative nature and educational activities! Learn about incredible invertebrates, make an insect hotel, get crafty with our creative programs or join Snugglepot and Cuddlepie for outdoor theatre fun.

Get in quick − these holiday activities always sell fast!

Have your say about Moore Park East

Greater Sydney Parklands is preparing a Landscape Plan for Moore Park East. This is an exciting opportunity to create a ‘place for everyone’ and to deliver on the vision for this area put forward in the Moore Park Master Plan 2040. Visit our website and share your thoughts on the plan until 11 September.

Bush Tucker Tour – Guriwal Trail

Take a guided bush tucker tour with Shared Knowledge along the Guriwal trail this September. Learn to identify seasonal native bush foods and medicines, and their cultural uses for First Nations people.

NAIDOC at Centennial Parklands

Our rescheduled NAIDOC event is happening this September! Join us as we celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of our First Nations peoples. Witness an immersive smoking ceremony and welcome, storytelling and dance performances at this free event.

Camp under the stars

Spring is the perfect time for outdoor camping with the family! Camping 101 is an authentic camping experience just 10 minutes from the CBD where you can reconnect with nature. Get in quick, there are only a few spots left for September’s event, which explores the creatures that call Centennial Park home.

Book your spring picnic spot

What is more magical than a spring picnic in the heart of the city at Centennial Park? Book your picnic spot for a lazy long lunch with friends and family or a romantic dinner in the great outdoors. Choose from 12 picnic sites that can be exclusively booked for groups of all sizes.