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
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.
In addition, the recently renovated National Capital Exhibition at Regatta Point is a great place to learn about the history, planning, development and future of Canberra as the capital city of Australia.
As part of a program of work enabled by additional funding for 2018-19, the furniture in the 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.
The furniture upgrade at Commonwealth Park will be completed in mid-August 2019. NCA is the custodian of Commonwealth Park on behalf of the Australian Government and maintains the park.