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Wynyard Park

Wynyard Park is a small park located within the Sydney CBD and is a popular location for both locals and visitors – partly because of its location and is one of the most densely built-up and intensively used parks in the city. The park is bounded by the following streets: Barrack, York, Carrington and Margaret.

The site where the park is today was the first a military barracks that was developed a few years after Sydney city was founded in the late 18th century.

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Following its use as a parade ground, the park was named General Wynyard in honour of the Commander in charge of British Forces. It is interesting to learn that the park was larger than its current size, but was reduced after the construction of the Sydney underground railway system.

The nearby cafes and coffee shops mean you can grab something on the go and get away from the craziness of the city – the perfect spot to enjoy lunch or catch up with friends in the afternoon. There are even several bird species within the park, so it is an excellent spot for a bit of bird watching.

Make sure to keep an eye out for the John Dunmore Lang Statue. This giant bronze statue was put up in 1891 and was installed to commemorate the life of Lang; the man who founded the Presbyterian Church in Australia. He also had a short stint in the political world, as well as assisting in the relocation of Scottish natives to the city.

Some of the facilities include the different eateries as you head along George Street, rubbish bins to discard trash, as well as toilets at Wynard Station. Note that pets are allowed, but dogs must be on a leash at all times. There are also places to lock up your bike nearby too.

Other natural attractions close to Wynyard Park include Observatory Hill Park and the Barangaroo Reserve. Since the park is also within the CBD, you can always enjoy a bit of sightseeing and checking out the major Sydney attractions and landmarks.

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