Centennial Parklands Foundation is an independent charitable organisation established to raise funds and awareness to support and enhance the three magnificent parks of Centennial Parklands.

Centennial Parklands Foundation is led by Chair, Rebekah Giles, and the Board of Governors. On a day-to-day basis, the Foundation is managed by the Botanic Gardens & Centennial Parklands Development Team.



We inspire

The Foundation aims to inspire connections that bring people, parklands and ideas together. We nurture a sense of pride, belonging and inclusion.

We create partnerships

By growing partnerships, we can ensure Centennial Parklands, one of the world’s greatest green spaces, will be preserved, protected and enhanced.

We have an impact

The Foundation aims to be the first choice for funding partners who want genuine connections to the community and the Parklands.


Centennial Parklands is one of the most historically and socially significant public spaces in Australia, being the site of the inauguration of the Federation of Australia, and providing critical open space for an increasingly dense and growing urban population. As public parklands, the three Parks provide an important environmental, social and economic benefit for the community.

Contrary to the perception that Centennial Parklands' operating expenditure is covered by the NSW State Government, Centennial Parklands is self-funded for its day to day running costs. The Parklands depend on Centennial Parklands Foundation to seek donations, sponsorship and philanthropic contributions for projects that would otherwise not be possible. Find out more about: 

For further information on the operations and finances of the Foundation, please refer to our Financial Reports page.

The Foundation is listed on the Register of Environmental Organisations with the Australian Government's Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.