Hickson Park opened in December 2020. This urban park provides an ideal space for gathering and recreational activities in a cool, shaded, and cultural environment. The park features an open green lawn, sheltering tree belt with predominantly native trees, and park furniture that visitors, workers, and residents can enjoy all year round.
Hickson Park is an important contribution to the NSW Government’s commitment to ensure that more than 50% of Barangaroo is public open space.
The park has been designed to feature specifically created public art. The “Winged Wonderland” is a 100-metre long artwork created by six artists from Studio A, a non-for-profit group who work to break down the barriers facing artists with intellectual disabilities.
More public art initiatives will be delivered in the future.
The Hickson Park Amenities Building was developed between 2020 and early 2022 in partnership with Lendlease.
NPM Indigenous were awarded the contract to build the Amenities Building. NPM Indigenous is a majority-owned Indigenous company, proudly representing the Kamilaroi and Wiradjuri Nations. NPM Indigenous provide meaningful employment and economic opportunities for Australia’s First People.
The Hickson Park Amenities Building continues our commitment to design excellence and high-quality architectural outcomes.
In 2019, four architects were invited to take part in a design competition for the building. The entries were evaluated by Infrastructure NSW and the Design Excellence Advisory Panel, based on the merit of their meeting the brief, design excellence, budget, and capability.
Architects Nobbs Radford were awarded competition winners and continued to develop the design in collaboration with the Design Excellence Advisory Panel and Infrastructure NSW to bring their vision to life.
Barangaroo is committed to recognising and celebrating First Nations cultural significance within the precinct.
The new Hickson Park Amenities Building features a rooftop garden. Although the rooftop garden is not accessible to the public, the building’s location, and visibility to surrounding commercial and residential spaces provides an attractive visual display.
The garden has been designed and curated by Clarence Slockee from Jiwah. The design of the building and the native plant selection complements the re-introduction of native endemic plant species to Barangaroo Headland and throughout the precinct. The form and function of these native plant species will allow for an evolving colour palette that mimics natural plant ecologies.
A small artwork by Lucy Simpson “Gaawaa” sits nestled in the rooftop garden.
The building is also connected to Barangaroo South’s recycled water system, for non-drinking water purposes, and includes an irrigation system.