Plant Life Balance

Reconciliation Park – Redfern, NSW

Just off a bustling cycleway on the cusp of Sydney CBD, Reconciliation Park in Redfern is a pocket of refuge and a connection to nature.

Reconciliation Park was named in 1997 in recognition of the special place and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians. Redfern has long been Sydney’s modern home to Indigenous Australians, and continues to value its connection to the land and sense of place.

Adorning an exposed wall of a terrace house at 17 George Street, the park is graced be a large mural called ‘Think Globally Act Locally’ by the Public Art Squad. The piece was awarded the Sire John Sulman Art Prize in 1985.

In more recent times, a 150m2 community garden has been established where locals can enjoy gardening and growing edible herbs and vegetables. It is also a hotspot in the neighbourhood for the local dog community, so if scoring free pats is your cup of tea, we recommend heading along to see some cute-as puppers.

13 2016/15 George St, Redfern NSW 2021

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Image credit: Public Art Squad