Furniture upgrade in Commonwealth Park
Construction Start Date
Stage 1 in 2017- 2018 and Stage 2 in 2018-2019
Temporary Road or Lake Closures
The furniture in Commonwealth Park has undergone a replacement program to provide functional and beautiful furniture to enhance the park and encourage people to sit, relax, picnic and enjoy the views. Double table arrangements provide for larger gatherings and the table ends enable wheelchair use. Commonwealth Park is an important part of Canberra’s urban landscape. The large landscaped park runs from the city centre to the edge of Lake Burley Griffin. It’s the perfect place to stroll, run, ride, play and picnic with its wide open grassed areas and intimate sculptured gardens, ponds and artworks.
As the home of many events hosted in Canberra, it is well used and loved. Floriade, an annual flower event, has been running since 1988. There are music festivals, food and wine markets and many other events. The park includes outdoor Stage 88, which often hosts concerts.
NCA is the custodian of Commonwealth Park on behalf of the Australian Government and maintains the park.