Located on the corner of Parramatta and City Road, Victoria Park has long been a popular destination for Sydney University students to relax between classes, as well as stopgap for nearby shoppers from Broadway Shopping Centre. It’s long been a reliable spot for lunch thanks to the Gardener’s Lodge Cafe, but it could do with a facelift.
Thankfully, the City of Sydney thinks so too. Starting from January 2017, the 9.2 hectare park will undergo renovations to improve the park for Sydney’s growing population. There’ll be a new perimeter loop path and new path lights to improve night-time safety, new seats, bubblers and park signs, new plants and pavements, and an upgraded entryway to Sydney University.
Northam Lake, the park’s central water feature, will receive new stormwater filters and wetland plants to improve its water quality. Plus, there’ll be new table tennis tables and netball courts for active park-goers to enjoy. Look out for information on upcoming events in Victoria Park, including Mardi Gras Fair Day, Yabun Festival, Picnic in the Park and Soulfest.