Centennial Park

Parks and Gardens

In the heart of inner city Cooks Hill, the charming Centennial Park offers a Victorian rotunda, modern playground, fragrant flower beds and expansive grassy spaces shaded by Norfolk Pines and fig trees. A popular spot for families, the playground is a draw-card offering swing, climbing equipment, slides, monkey bars and more. There are picnic tables and benches throughout the manicured park inviting visitors to spread out a blanket and soak up the enticing green space.

This 2.2-hectare urban oasis was a centennial gift to the city in 1888 by the Australian Agricultural Company (a coal mining company). It’s also home to the city’s only public lawn tennis courts while next door is the Lowlands Bowling Club, which opened in 1892.


Family Friendly Picnic Area Public Toilet

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available


Free Entry

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