Unwins Bridge and Railway Road, Sydenham
Sydenham Green was originally the result of upgrades to Sydney Airport in the 1990s which increased aircraft noise over Sydney's inner west. The 152 homes formerly situated here – lying directly under the main north-south runway approach – were deemed uninhabitable by the federal government, who bought and demolished them amid large protests. The newly vacant land was developed by Council into a public park.
At the centre of the park is 'The Lounge', a town square surrounded by sculptures of oversized furniture in recognition of the lost homes. One of the few remaining original buildings, the heritage-listed Stone Villa terrace, is now an artist studio.
Community facilities include a basketball court, toilets, BBQ and picnic areas, outdoor exercise equipment and a children's playground. A fenced area is available for off-leash dog exercise at any time of the day. An additional designated area – between Henry Street, Park Road and Park Lane – is also available for off-leash dog exercise.
- Outdoor exercise equipment
- Basketball court
- BBQ and sheltered picnic areas
- Off-leash dog exercise permitted within designated areas