Sydney’s Centennial Parklands has won yet more awards for excellence. Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton said: “Having gained nine awards in the last year alone and a National Heritage Listing, Centennial Park, has just won three more prestigious awards.”

“I congratulate the hard-working Centennial Parklands team on their commitment to create and deliver an outstanding and unique community asset that is gaining world recognition.”

At last night’s World Urban Parks Congress presentation ceremony held in Melbourne, Centennial Park was awarded:

Australia’s Best Play Space over $500,000 for The Ian Potter Children’s WILD PLAY Garden
its sixth consecutive international Green Flag Award
and was presented with its gold International Large Urban Parks Association Award, announced in July this year.
“Here in Sydney we’ve known for a long time what a treasure we have in Centennial Park and now it is being recognised as one of the world’s best open spaces,” Ms Upton said.

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“The Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden, which celebrates its first birthday this Thursday 18 October, was recognised as the best in Australia for its unique approach to child learning and engagement, designed to engage the five senses and reconnect children to nature, Ms Upton said.

“It’s one of the park’s most popular family attractions and has attracted more than 230,000 visitors since it opened last year,” Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton said.

“The Green Flag Award recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world,” Ms Upton said.