Tags: dog friendly, park
Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore is barking mad about the dearth of dog parks. Victoria Park near Glebe Point Road is leash-free 6pmâ€“9am and leashed dog walking is permitted at all other times.
Situated adjacent to the University of Sydney on the corner of City and Parramatta Road Broadway, Victoria Park is an inner city oasis ideal for picnics and passive recreation. This nine hectare park boasts extensive grassed areas, a childrenâ€™s playground and the serene Lake Northram, home to numerous species of native and visiting waterbirds.
The park features a number of historic buildings and structures including the sandstone Gatehouse and Gardenerâ€™s Cottage, historic entrance gates, an ornamental wooden bridge and a giant Canadian totem pole. The gardens include a large number of mature native trees, formal bedding plant displays and aquatic plants. The park hosts a number of community events throughout the year including the Live Green Festival and the Gay and Lesbian Fair Day.
A major new playground with play equipment for children of all ages including a flying fox, basketball practice hoop, swings, spinners and swings was constructed within the park in 2009.