Bicentennial Park was designed in the great historical landscape tradition based on classical design principles of order, geometry, focal points, and axes. The east-west axis is an avenue of plane trees and Manchurian pears reinforcing the strong linear quality of a raised plateau of gardens bisected by a north-south vista of mangroves. At the intersection of these axes, at the highest point in the park, is the Treillage Tower.
Treillage is a French word for lattice that was commonly used in gardens in the 16th century, and the Treillage Tower is the centerpiece of Bicentennial Park. Climb the staircase up 3 stories to the 17m high viewing platform for soothing views over the green expanses of Bicentennial Park, the Parramatta River, and city skyline.