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Canberra Parks and Gardens

Formal parks managed to a high standard usually mown and irrigated grass, paving, sculpture, shrub or flower beds, adjacent to and serving the main town centres. Intensive use. May host special events.
Extensive informal parks, including mown grassland ranging in size from 4-10 ha. serving a minimum catchment area of 25,000 to 50,000 people. A diversity of recreation facilities eg. Picnicking, barbecues, swimming and wading beaches or pools, adventure playground, skateboarding facilities.
Small, 0.25 to 2ha. Parks typically with playground facilities located within 400m distance of residential areas reflecting the character of the land and the neighbourhood. Parents with young children are the main users. Linked or adjacent to cycleways, Pedestrian Parkland and Laneways. A Local Neighbourhood Park (0.25 to 1 ha) may become integral to the design of a residential neighbourhood where its smaller size provides a site for safe play by children under surveillance by adults. A Central Neighbourhood Park (0.5 to 2 ha) may be located adjacent to or surrounding a Neighbourhood Sportsground or Informal use Oval.
Corridors of open space providing for pedestrian movement within and between suburbs with usually a pathway or cycleway present linking shops, parks, schools and workplaces with peoples homes. May contain playgrounds in suitable locations. Pedestrian Parkland often serves a dual purpose being located in natural drainage lines providing for urban stormwater drainage.
Sealed pathways and narrow walkways between