Chippendale Green was designed by collaborating landscape designers Turf Design (Australia) and Jeppe Aagaard Andersen (Denmark). The 6,400sqm rectangular park runs alongside O’Connor Street between Abercrombie Street and Balfour Street, in Chippendale. Access is currently via O'Connor Street, with access from Broadway to open up by Spring 2013. The majority of the park is lawn, ideal for ball games, frisbee, on leash dog-walking and free play. Seating is provided in both sunshine and shade, and both native and deciduous trees have been planted to provide shade and light to suit the seasons.
There's a BBQ dining area with a free push-button BBQ, which is sure to be popular.
A gently cascading water feature runs through the park from North to South, perfect for kids’ paddling.
Paved footpaths and a North/South cycleway are integral to the design, adding a new connectivity from Chippendale to Broadway once the first residential stages of Central Park are complete around mid-2013.
At the heart of Chippendale Green is the striking and mesmerising kinetic artwork, 'Halo', by local artists Jennifer Turpin and Michaelie Crawford. 'Halo' is an extraordinary 12 metre diameter golden ring gently spinning atop a 13 metre tall spire, which defines the heart of the future Central Park precinct. More on 'Halo' here.