Commonwealth Park

Commonwealth Park is in Canberra, Australia, on the north side of Lake Burley Griffin. The annual spring Floriade festival is held in the park. The gardens were designed by the eminent British landscape designer, Dame Sylvia Crowe in 1964 at the time the Lake was filled.

The park has many small ponds and water features, walking trails, bike paths, sculptures and is popular with tourists and Canberrans. Located at the park is the outdoor Stage 88, which often holds concerts. The park includes Regatta Point and has a view of the National Gallery, High Court, and National Library on the other side of the lake. Kings Park is located adjacent to Commonwealth Park, along the lake to the east.

This park straddles the site of the first two land grants in the region. An integral component of Griffins original design, this site and the present Kings Park were to include a stadium, theatre, museums and aquatic gardens.

Although there are original Weston plantings on the site, the present park only began to take shape in the 1960s with official gifts, such as the Canadian Flagpole. In 1965 Dame Sylvia Crowe, esteemed British landscape architect, prepared a master plan for the detailed development of the park.

Now a much admired example of an urban park, it covers 34.5 hectares.

Venue Facilities:
-:- BBQ Facilities
-:- Bicycle Rack
-:- Car park
-:- Coach Parking
-:- Access With Assistance for the Disabled
-:- Parking for the Disabled
-:- Picnic Area
-:- Public Toilet
-:- Shaded Area
-:- Sheltered Area

Open all hours
Free entry




 Commonwealth Park Canberra A.C.T. 2600 | Map
 Telephone: 02 6272 2902


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Commonwealth Park 

www.nationalcapital.gov.au

www.wikipedia.org/Commonwealth_Park

www.visitcanberra.com.au/Commonwealth+Park



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