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Bicentennial Park is a recreational area in Rockdale, a suburb of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia. It features a bike track, athletics facilities and soccer and rugby league grounds. The park is divided into three sections known as Bicentennial Park North, Bicentennial Park South and Bicentennial Park East. Two ponds are linked by a creek to more wetlands in Scarborough park, to the south. A footbridge over the ponds links Bicentennial Park East to the rest of the recreational area.


Bicentennial Park was opened in 1988 and was named in honour of Australia's Bicentenary in that year.

Bicentennial Park South

Development work began in Bicentennial Park South in October 2008 as part of the Bicentennial and Scarborough Park Upgrade. Bicentennial Park South Football Stadium will be constructed along with buildings to house change rooms and training rooms on the western hill and a small grandstand with seating for 500 people. Stage 2 involves the installation of floodlights and upgrade of car parks for more parking spaces. The Rockdale Ilinden Football Club will be a tenant for 21 years and has announced the completion of the upgrade by mid-February 2009, in time for the 2009 NSW Super League season.

Bicentennial Park East

Geographically, Bicentennial Park East is located on the border of three suburbs, Monterey, Rockdale and Brighton-Le-Sands, but is officially in Brighton-Le-sands according to the Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Bicentennial Park East is also subject to redevelopment with two large soccer fields and one small to be constructed for juniors. Cricket pitches in the centre of the two large fields will be constructed for use in summer.

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