Hyde Park Sydney

Today visiting Hyde Park Sydney which is situated on the eastern side of the Sydney CBD.  Bordered by Elizabeth Street (West), College Street (East), Liverpool Street (South), St James Road (North) and divided by Park Street. There are two train stations bordering the park, St James Station in the north western corner opposite David Jones and Museum Station in the south western corner. Hyde Park is the oldest park in Sydney, in the 19th century it was Sydney’s first racecourse and later a popular sports ground.

There is plenty of shade from the old established giant fig trees which line the central pathway linking the Archibald Fountain in the north to the Anzac War Memorial in the south. Hyde Park is a popular spot for workers and shoppers to take a break and relax.

Archibald Fountain

The Archibald Fountain was built in 1932 and stands above St James Station in the northern end of the park. The fountain was named after J F Archibald who bequeathed to the City of Sydney funds to build a fountain to commemorate the association of Australia and France in World War I.

Anzac War Memorial

Hyde ParkThe Anzac War Memorial and Pool of Remembrance in the southern end of the park  was officially opened on the 24 November 1934 to commemorate World War I soldiers. C Bruce Dellit was given the task of designing the Anzac War Memorial after winning an architectural competition.

Sandringham Gardens

Sandringham Gardens near the corner of Park and College Streets in the north section of the park is a memorial to King George V and King George VI. The Garden was opened by the Queen in 1954.

Hyde Park SydneyAmenities

There are plenty of park benches, there are no picnic shelters, no tables, no barbeques and no children’s playground. Dogs are allowed on a lead. We found the toilets hard to locate, here are the directions to the Toilet facilities which require coin entry.

Transport and Directions to Hyde Park

There are plenty of train and bus services to Hyde Park. Limited street parking which requires ticket purchase.

The next Parks in Sydney we will be visiting is the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Kerry – Parks in Sydney.

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  1. Over the years our family has visited just about all the parks in and around Sydney, either on foot or cycling. Hyde Park isn’t very big, but it does have lots to offer as you mention in your blog.
    Jan Littlehales recently posted..Baked Fish with Tomato Sauce – in Ten MinutesMy Profile (dofollow)

  2. Parks in Sydney is a great site – I get to see all the parks I visited as a young child with my late Grandmother. She used to love going to each park and I got to experience the wonders of exploring them. So love Hyde Park – your photos are amazing.
    Lisa Wood recently posted..Postcard From BundabergMy Profile (dofollow)

  3. Thanks Jan and Lisa


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