Sydney's Inner West
Lovely park with kids playground and a shade canopy. There is also a dog exercise area and it's surrounded by lovely Victorian terrace houses. It is a a well maintained and loved park.
Hollis Park was named after local resident and MLA, Robert Hollis (1851-1937) who lived in Newtown from 1884 and was Vice President of the Newtown Jubilee Committee. He was a foundation member of the Redfern Labor League in 1891 and MLA for Newtown from 1901 to 1917. He was also a founder of the Newtown Literary and Debating Society and served as a director of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital from 1913 until 1933.
The playground is fully fenced and is tiered, the kids get from one tier to the other via a slippery slide. There's a climbing structure, swings, monkey bars, various spring riders including a full size dinghy on springs. All the equipment is over a rubber soft fall surface.
This traditional park is used by many dog owners as dogs are allowed off-leash from 6.00 pm - 8.00 am. There are some great bag, wide paths good for scootering and the playground is a maze for the littler kids, with the bigger kids finding plenty to do as well. It's really well shaded so is a great choice on a hot day.
Lovely picturesque park, great for a catch up with other families, kids can play and coffee/food can be purchased from Cafe Ism opposite the park.