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Welcome to Callan Park

With 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. In that context, Callan Park is a precious and irreplaceable green space for our citizens. It is used 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

Take a stroll or jog along the Bay Run, visit the dog friendly gardens, bring the kids for a picnic or watch them play sport on one of three ovals, check out the many important buildings or visit the 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

Tours & Events

Have a look at our current tours, events and other activities of the Friends of Callan Park.

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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 at 6:30pm at Writing NSW in Callan Park. All welcome.

Friends of Callan Park