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A fig-lined avenue in Hyde Park, Sydney

Sydney is well endowed with open spaces and has many natural areas. A large number of these exist even within the tightly compact city centre. These include the Chinese Garden of Friendship and Hyde Park (which is named after London's Hyde Park). The metropolitan area contains several national parks, including the Royal National Park, the second oldest national park in the world (after Yellowstone National Park), which occupies an area of 132 km². Completing Sydney's wide array of green spaces, the leader is the Royal Botanical Gardens, with its large amount of green spaces, lush plants and colourful flowers.

Largest parks in Sydney metropolitan area

  1. Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, 15400 hectares
  2. Royal National Park, 13200 hectares
  3. Western Sydney Parklands, 5,280 hectares
  4. Heathcote National Park, 2250 hectares
  5. Garigal National Park, 2200 hectares
  6. Lane Cove National Park, 600 hectares
  7. Sydney Harbour National Park, 411 hectares (comprising 10 smaller parks)
  8. Georges River National Park, 340 hectares

Largest parks in the City of Sydney area

  1. Centennial Park, 189 hectares
  2. Moore Park, 115 hectares
  3. Sydney Park, 45 hectares
  4. The Domain, 34 hectares
  5. Royal Botanic Gardens, 30 hectares

Parks and Reserves

The following is an incomplete list of parks and reserves in Sydney:

  • Auburn Botanical Gardens
  • Badangi Reserve
  • Balfour Street Park
  • Barangaroo Reserve
  • Ballast Point (New South Wales)
  • Balls Head Reserve
  • Bede Spillane Gardens
  • Belmore Park
  • Berowra Valley Regional Park
  • Berry Island Reserve
  • Bicentennial Park
  • Botany Bay National Park
  • Bradley's Head
  • Brightmore reserve
  • Centenary Park
  • Centennial Parklands
  • Centennial Park
  • Moore Park
  • Queens Park
  • Robertsons Point
  • Five Dock Park
  • Garigal National Park
  • Georges River National Park
  • Gore Cove
  • Grasmere reserve
  • Heathcote National Park
  • Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
  • Lane Cove National Park
  • Leacock Regional Park
  • Middleton Park
  • Neild Park
  • Moore Reserve, Oatley
  • Nurragingy Reserve
  • Oatley Park
  • Oatley Point Reserve
  • Oatley Pleasure Grounds
  • Parramatta River Regional Park
  • Penrith Lakes Regional Park
  • Primrose Park
  • Renown Park, New South Wales
  • Rouse Hill Regional Park
  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Smoothey Park
  • Sydney Harbour National Park
  • Sydney Park
  • The Goods Line
  • Wadim (Bill) Jegorow Reserve
  • Waverley Park
  • Wetherill Park Nature Reserve
  • William Howe Regional Park
  • Wolli Creek Regional Park
  • Yellomundee Regional Park
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