Camperdown Park
Camperdown Park
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Mairwen1
By Mairwen1
Grassy, Urban Park Near RPA Hospital & Sydney Uni
4.0 of 5 bubblesNov 2021
A grassy, urban park surrounded by busy streets, it sits directly across the road from Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) and close to Sydney University campus. It is particularly helpful to know about the park if you find yourself visiting the hospital and need some fresh air or somewhere to buy coffee. It is one of numerous parks created in the heyday of the public parks movement in the 1880s and 1890s. A low sandstone boundary wall and 6 squat entry stones are some of the only remnants of the original park. It is centred around a sports field and tennis courts. Apart from sport facilities, other features include a looped walking/jogging path, a small, basic playground and magnificent Moreton Bay figs. There are some park benches along the path and a few wooden picnic tables underneath the large, shady fig trees. The figs are rather spectacular with sculptural looking buttress roots. Two of them were planted in the 1850s and the boundary plantings help to enclose the park You will also see 2 historic features, a bandstand and war memorial. They stand near each other on the RPA side of the park. The Victorian style bandstand was built in 1884 but it wasn’t built here. It originally stood in Hyde Park in the centre of Sydney and was transferred here in 1911 and restored in 1991. The memorial was erected in 1921 after WWI. It is a solemn reminder of the losses and bloodshed of so many young men. A marble statue of an Australian male soldier holding a rifle, stands above a sandstone plinth. A white picket fence and a garden of rosemary, symbolising remembrance surrounds the memorial.

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Mairwen1
United Kingdom9,635 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
This large, open park is mostly for locals. It has a sports oval, tennis courts, a looped walking path, and well established shady fig trees. It also features an historic Victorian rotunda and a WWI memorial.
It’s where locals would go for exercise, sport and dog walking, rather than a park for young children, although there’s certainly open space for children to run around in and a small playground in one corner.
It’s worth noting that there were a number of dogs running freely (although it's not an off-the-leash park).
The park is across the road from the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA). If you are spending any time visiting the hospital or waiting for someone with an appointment, then this is a nice, green space where you can take a coffee and sit on a park bench if you need to.
I had some time to kill so I sat on a park bench and read a book. It was very peaceful.
It is well catered for with surrounding coffee shops.
Next door is The Commons, a unique spot with an urban farm and cafe/restaurant and on the other side along Fowler St, is a small row of cafes.
There is a very small carpark with maybe half a dozen spots alongside the park but otherwise parking is on the roadside. Due to the hospital, parking is tight and is metered.
Written 9 December 2023
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom9,635 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
A grassy, urban park surrounded by busy streets, it sits directly across the road from Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) and close to Sydney University campus. It is particularly helpful to know about the park if you find yourself visiting the hospital and need some fresh air or somewhere to buy coffee.
It is one of numerous parks created in the heyday of the public parks movement in the 1880s and 1890s. A low sandstone boundary wall and 6 squat entry stones are some of the only remnants of the original park.
It is centred around a sports field and tennis courts. Apart from sport facilities, other features include a looped walking/jogging path, a small, basic playground and magnificent Moreton Bay figs. There are some park benches along the path and a few wooden picnic tables underneath the large, shady fig trees.
The figs are rather spectacular with sculptural looking buttress roots. Two of them were planted in the 1850s and the boundary plantings help to enclose the park
You will also see 2 historic features, a bandstand and war memorial. They stand near each other on the RPA side of the park.
The Victorian style bandstand was built in 1884 but it wasn’t built here. It originally stood in Hyde Park in the centre of Sydney and was transferred here in 1911 and restored in 1991.
The memorial was erected in 1921 after WWI. It is a solemn reminder of the losses and bloodshed of so many young men. A marble statue of an Australian male soldier holding a rifle, stands above a sandstone plinth. A white picket fence and a garden of rosemary, symbolising remembrance surrounds the memorial.
Written 9 February 2022
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