Hickson Park, Sydney CBD’s newest urban park, opened today at Barangaroo South. Designed and delivered by Lendlease in partnership with the NSW Government, Hickson park provides an ideal space for gathering and recreational activities in a cool, shaded and cultural environment.
The park features an open green lawn, sheltering tree belt with predominantly native trees, and park furniture, offering new meeting and eating spaces for visitors, workers and residents to enjoy all year round.
Hickson Park will also feature a new public artwork called “Winged Wonderland”, which has been installed on the hoarding along Barton Street. It was created by six artists from Studio A, a non-for-profit group based in Crows Nest that works to break down the barriers facing artists with an intellectual disability.
Some of the park features are ornamented with specially created public art:
The “Native Tapestry” by Deuce Design, an artwork of poetry, and native birdlife and insects inhabiting an abstraction of an Angophora costata canopy cast into the surface of the bench. The tapestry extends into the park with fragments of poetry and native wildlife found on the sandstone seating and paving blocks, introducing a 'treasure trail'.
The “Winged Wonderland”, a 100m long artwork created by six artists from Studio A, a non-for-profit group based in Crows Nest that works to break down the barriers facing artists with an intellectual disability. The artwork pays homage to the Barangaroo Bench in Hickson Park showcases the power of diversity in both nature and culture.
As well as Hickson Park, the extension of Barangaroo Avenue and new temporary road Barton Street were officially opened, marking the completion of all public domain spaces in Barangaroo South. These milestones are part of the NSW Government’s commitment to deliver more than half of Barangaroo as public open space.