Centennial Parklands Foundation is an independent charitable organisation established in 1998 to raise funds, generate awareness and engender community support to protect and enhance the vital green open spaces of Centennial Parklands.

The Foundation is led by Chair, Ilan Israelstam, and the Board of Governors. On a day-to-day basis, the Foundation is managed by the Philanthropy & Partnerships Team of the Greater Sydney Parklands. 

Centennial Parklands is one of the world’s most visited public parklands. Known as ‘the lungs of the city’, this critical green belt in the heart of Sydney provides a vital connection with nature for the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the community.


In a usual year Centennial Parklands generates 100% of its operating income. The Centennial Parklands Foundation is depended on to help bridge the funding gap. Raising funds to support the daily running of the Parklands, recurrent programs and aspirational projects that would otherwise not be possible.

Donate today and together we will ensure a sustainable future for your Parklands.

Centennial Parklands Foundation is listed on the Register of Environmental Organisations with the Australian Government's Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. Donations of $2 or more to the Foundation are fully tax deductible.

Annual Financial Statements for the Centennial Parklands Foundation can be downloaded here.


Centennial Parklands comprises of Centennial Park, Moore Park and Queens Park. The Parklands covers over 360 hectares, featuring 15,000 trees, and receives over 31 million visits a year. Not only the Southern Hemisphere’s largest urban parklands, Centennial Parklands is one of Australia’s most iconic parklands. Learn more - visit the Centennial Parklands website.


The strategic planning and day-to-day operational authority for Centennial Parklands has been transferred to the new Greater Sydney Parklands (GSP) agency. The GSP was created to champion the protection and enhancement of the parklands throughout Sydney through a strategic long-term Vision. 

The management of Centennial Parklands will continue to be guided by its objects under the Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust Act 1983 (NSW), which will remain unchanged under the GSP management. The Trust has not been dissolved and remains unchanged.

Donations made to the Foundation will continue to be directed to the project, initiative or program within Centennial Parklands only, as intended by each donor.