Hyde Park path improvements and upgrades

Hyde Park is Australia’s oldest park and its heritage landscape is central to many of the city’s cultural events. These works will renew or replace old infrastructure, keeping the park safe and accessible for the thousands of visitors who enjoy the park each day.

A two-year program of works is already underway. It includes replacing fig trees near the Archibald Fountain, upgrading the Pool of Reflection in front of the Anzac Memorial, restoring paths and access points, and improving the area around the cafe at Museum Station.

Improving the pathways
The paths through Hyde Park reflect over 70 years of incremental works and maintenance, which have altered its original and simple design. These works will simplify the secondary paths in Hyde Park north, removing lesser-used paths and adding some paths to improve connections across the park. Kerbs within events areas will be made flush with the lawns to improve accessibility. Some park lights which will be relocated to the new paths and new light fittings will be installed.

Improving the park’s entries
The existing College Street entry will be improved and a new entry on the corner of College and Park streets for better access to the park.

The improvements to the existing College Street entry, opposite Cook and Phillip Park allow for the planned future relocation of the College Street signalised crossing further north and the new entry into the park.


Hyde Park is Australia’s oldest park and its heritage landscape is central to many of the city’s cultural events. These works will renew or replace old infrastructure, keeping the park safe and accessible for the thousands of visitors who enjoy the park each day.

A two-year program of works is already underway. It includes replacing fig trees near the Archibald Fountain, upgrading the Pool of Reflection in front of the Anzac Memorial, restoring paths and access points, and improving the area around the cafe at Museum Station.

Improving the pathways
The paths through Hyde Park reflect over 70 years of incremental works and maintenance, which have altered its original and simple design. These works will simplify the secondary paths in Hyde Park north, removing lesser-used paths and adding some paths to improve connections across the park. Kerbs within events areas will be made flush with the lawns to improve accessibility. Some park lights which will be relocated to the new paths and new light fittings will be installed.

Improving the park’s entries
The existing College Street entry will be improved and a new entry on the corner of College and Park streets for better access to the park.

The improvements to the existing College Street entry, opposite Cook and Phillip Park allow for the planned future relocation of the College Street signalised crossing further north and the new entry into the park.