In amongst the bustling and busy lifestyle of Sydney, is a secret refuge for the weary soul which is abundant in lush greeneries, old architectural structures and a lake. This wide-spaced haven situated at Parramatta Road in Broadway is the Victoria Park.
Victoria Park is a serene oasis, not just for the working people of the urban jungle of the city, but a refuge for a number of species of migratory and local birds. A sanctuary that revitalizes the tired mind, body and soul of a workaholic, energizes the studious learner, and enlivens the lonely.
The open space greenery of this park is a silent witness to a gamut of activities from family picnics to community concerts. Besides these, it is ideal for invigorating romantic flames and forming playful bonding time with the kids on a backdrop of a slow-paced, tranquil environment.
Along its north-eastern side, the L-shaped Lake Northam can be seen, which contains a circular large fountain. This water frontier is home to native birds that take refuge in its peaceful waters. Amongst those birds that abound in the area are white ibises, ducks of different sorts and other water-loving fowls.
On the west of the park is the renowned University of Sydney, which has architectural edifices made of Neogothic sandstones. These buildings are reminiscent of yesteryears, and bold reminders of the European architectural framework in New South Wales.
Thus, next time you wanted to de-stress from the urban life of the city, visit and unwind in nearby Victoria Park and be mesmerised by its secrets!