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Welcome to Callan Park

61 hectares of undulating parklands to explore – sweeping harbour vistas, heritage buildings, beautiful landscapes and gardens and more tree species than New York’s Central Park – Callan Park is the jewel of the Inner West.

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An irreplaceable green space

The Inner West municipality has the third highest population density in New South Wales, and yet the third lowest ratio of open space in the State. Callan Park is a precious and unique green community space enjoyed by thousands of people every year for active and passive recreation, sport, social gatherings, photography, education, public events, work and play.

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A park for all

Stroll or jog along the Bay Run, walk the dog, enjoy a family picnic, watch the kids play sport on one of the three ovals, see the grand sandstone buildings or visit the two remarkable war memorials. Or just sit and contemplate in any of the quiet green open spaces far from the noise and traffic of the city. There’s so much to do and see.

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How to get there

Callan Park Now

This three-minute video captures the splendour and the neglect of this much-loved site just six kilometres from Sydney’s CBD.

It also deftly illustrates the case for a Trust, public investment and the return of community mental health services to Callan Park.

Want to contribute to the future of Callan Park?

The Friends of Callan Park meet on the second Monday of every month with a few exceptions (see Meetings for 2023) at 6:30pm at Writing NSW in Callan Park. All welcome.

Friends of Callan Park