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A Day in Three Great Parks

A walkway of palm trees along Jubilee Park.

A walkway of palm trees along Jubilee Park.

Australia boasts of numerous spacious parks where one can have a relaxing day. Amongst them are the Bicentennial Park, Jubilee Park and Federal Park. All three are contiguous with each other forming one humongous space of greenery and scenery.

Bicentennial Park is the northern part of these lush greenery. Southwest to it is the Federal Park; while southeast is the Jubilee Park. These parks are a perfect place for families, friends and even the loner, as they are conducive for rejuvenating one’s body, mind and soul.

View of ANZAC Bridge from Bicentennial Park - Glebe.

View of ANZAC Bridge from Bicentennial Park – Glebe.

Greenery of the park with the background of Rozelle Bay.

Greenery of the park with the background of Rozelle Bay.

The parks are bounded by the clear and calm waters of Rozelle Bay in its northern side. This bay provides the serenity that one could wish for. However, at times, the park holds an event where several people gather and fill the whole spacious ground. Events that are both enjoyable and exciting. Most of the time, it is a big playground for sports-minded individuals as well as for dog-lovers who bring with them their furry friends for a walk in the park.

At the eastern side of the park is a pathway for joggers and cyclists. It leads to a marina where numerous yachts are docked. Modern apartments and old Victorian houses lined the edge of the pathway. Apart from these, it is from this viewpoint that one can have a breathtaking panoramic look to one of Sydney’s less known bridge, the ANZAC Bridge, which was opened in 1995. Far to the east is a glance of the Sydney Tower, which is easily recognisable as it stands tall and proud amidst the skyscrapers that surround it.

In the southern side of these parks is the western residential area of Glebe. The Sydney Light Rail is best seen traversing Federal Park over a viaduct. The Glebe Tunnel is located to the east of this viaduct and seen at the Jubilee Park tram station.

A tram running over the viaduct, which traverses the Federal Park.

A tram running over the viaduct, which traverses the Federal Park.

A visit to such a peaceful and impressive environment is delightful and relaxing after a week of work in the busy atmosphere of the metropolis.


4 thoughts on “A Day in Three Great Parks

  1. A few weeks ago, I finally took the Light Rail from Central to Lilyfield, and back. As you noted, there are some nice views from Bicentennial Park and Federal Park, especially from inside the tram between Jubilee Park and Rozelle Bay stations. I haven’t stopped off to walk through these parks, but I’ll do so the next time – thanks to your post!

    Posted by fotoeins | May 7, 2013, 2:56 AM
    • My workplace is in Lilyfield and I have always been astounded by the beauty of these parks every time I take the tram to work. And for the first time, I went there last Saturday just to see how gorgeous it is. Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

      Posted by thebudgetwanderer | May 7, 2013, 1:49 PM
      • On the Light Rail line, the only other neighbourhood (aside from Pyrmont and Ultimo/Haymarket) where I’ve spent any significant time is the Glebe. Usually, I’m led by my nose and where I can find food, and recently, I had some great food at the Glebe Point Diner. I haven’t spent much time in Lilyfield – what is the neighbourhood like?

        Posted by fotoeins | May 7, 2013, 3:30 PM
  2. Oh, Lilyfield is much like Glebe. But, of course, Glebe is known for its quirky small shops. The place I work is a short distance from the tram station. Since it is a residential area, few cafes and shops are there. And I reckon, if you’re going to Lilyfield and looking for great food, better go to Annandale, which is just a few minutes away by bus. It has heaps of great restaurants to choose from when you’re there, like Glebe and nearby Leichhardt. 🙂

    Posted by thebudgetwanderer | May 7, 2013, 5:29 PM

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