A HEART OF GREEN
"Our vision for Central Park is to design a green oasis that sits at the centre of an existing inner-city neighbourhood,” says Mike Horne, Director of Turf Design. “Central Park will become the green heart of Chippendale – a place to get out, feel the sunlight, come together and meet friends.”

It’s no secret that the world’s best cities aren’t defined by their architecture alone – it’s their parks and green spaces that give them their true character. Central Park will therefore be such a great place to replenish the spirit – a tranquil oasis in a bustling urban precinct. At the heart of Central Park lies its gorgeous park, Chippendale Green, covering more than 6,400 square metres. 

Frasers and Sekisui House designed and built the $4 million 6,400sqm park as the green heart of Central Park and a major new public space. Chippendale Green was opened by Lord Mayor Clover Moore in a dedication event in early 2013. Shaded by deciduous and evergreen trees, the parks and lawns at Central Park deliver a much-welcome splash of greenery in a suburb was formerly home to just two small pocket parks.If you’re walking from Regent Street to Broadway, suddenly you will find yourself in a place where you are not near cars, where you can only hear voices, and there are chairs, benches, trees and flowers.

If you’re walking from Regent Street to Broadway, suddenly you will find yourself in a place where you are not near cars, where you can only hear voices, and there are chairs, benches, trees and flowers. If you are working and living in the city, you need these breaks

- Jeppe Aagaard Anderson

Chippendale Green was designed by collaborating landscape designers Turf Design (Australia) and Jeppe Aagaard Andersen (Denmark). The 6,400sqm rectangular park runs alongside O’Connor Street between Abercrombie Street and Balfour Street, in Chippendale. Access is currently via O'Connor Street, with access from Broadway to open up by Spring 2013. The majority of the park is lawn, ideal for ball games, frisbee, on leash dog-walking and free play. Seating is provided in both sunshine and shade, and both native and deciduous trees have been planted to provide shade and light to suit the seasons.

There's a BBQ dining area with a free push-button BBQ, which is sure to be popular.

A gently cascading water feature runs through the park from North to South, perfect for kids’ paddling.
Paved footpaths and a North/South cycleway are integral to the design, adding a new connectivity from Chippendale to Broadway once the first residential stages of Central Park are complete around mid-2013.

At the heart of Chippendale Green is the striking and mesmerising kinetic artwork, 'Halo', by local artists Jennifer Turpin and Michaelie Crawford. 'Halo' is an extraordinary 12 metre diameter golden ring gently spinning atop a 13 metre tall spire, which defines the heart of the future Central Park precinct. More on 'Halo' here.

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