World Urban Parks is delighted and proud to be working with Sydney as the second Host City of the upcoming 2021 World Urban Parks Congress: Creating a vision of the future from the legacy of the past.

New South Wales (NSW) Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said Sydney was the perfect location for a global congress on the future of urban parks, environmental management, and recreation.

“Sydney is renowned for its public spaces and we’re enhancing that with our 50-year vision to create a city within a park,” Mr Stokes said.

"The pandemic has reminded us just how vital our parks and public spaces are for our physical and mental health.

"We're proud to welcome the world to Sydney as the co-host of the World Urban Parks Congress, and I look forward to the learning and sharing opportunities the event will bring".

This virtual event will bring together city and community leaders, park professionals, partners, affiliates, and engaged citizens under the shared goal of advancing parks through proactive and successful strategies.

The NSW Government’s Department of Planning Industry and Environment will lead how Sydney is building and protecting a legacy of green, open, and public space for generations to come.

The Department’s Place, Design and Public Spaces Group – including The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Greater Sydney Parklands and Placemaking NSW- will host the second main day of the Congress on the 8th December 2021. The Congress opening will commence on 5th December 2021 and will close on 10th December 2021.

“This is a great opportunity for park leaders to learn from each other as many parks are facing the same challenges across the globe. The 2021 World Congress will bring together professionals from all over the world to develop a new vision for the future.”