St Leonards Park represents the last ribbon of North Shore greenery before the suburban landscape merges with the cheek-by-jowl office towers of the densely-developed North Sydney business district. Although separated by water, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and tunnel virtually make the North Sydney commercial centre an extension of the city CBD. Within the concrete and glass jungle, however, boutique stores and fine restaurants add the human touch to North Sydney. St Leonards Park, too, is a people’s place. The complex includes North Sydney Oval, which, with its ancient, signature Moreton Bay fig casting a huge shadow over the northern end of the ground and the SCG’s old Bob Stand, has become a much-favoured cricket ground, especially for top flight, one-day matches. It also sees service as a rugby union, rugby league and soccer venue. Harbour views confirm that you are within a few minutes by road, bus or train from the centre of Sydney.