Below is a list of the top and leading Parks in Melbourne. To help you find the best Parks located near you in Melbourne, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
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Melbourne’s Best Parks:
Here are the leading Parks in Melbourne:
- Alexandra Gardens
- Treasury Gardens
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Alexandra Gardens boasts five hectares of lush landscape, with visitors often admiring the lovely views of the scenic Yarra River from these gardens. Most parts are bounded by the Yarra River and those driving to the gardens can find parking along St Kilda Road and surrounding streets.
One of the most popular attractions are the century old boathouses. Visitors often come here just to view the boathouses in all their glory.
Admirable scenic views of the nearby areas: notable buildings and landmarks of the Melbourne CBD; including Federation Square, The Arts Centre and Birrarung Marr.
Offers pedestrian and bicycle access as well.
Address: 3 Boathouse Dr, Melbourne VIC 3004
Phone: (03) 9658 9658
“A nice, chill garden for a stroll or run. I’ve never been caught by crowds so the paths are definitely adequate. There are a lot of sculptures and points if interest which are definitely worth checking out if you’re new to Melbourne and feel like having a wander – that’s all I did! A really nice place overall.” – Cooper S.
Treasury Gardens sits right on the corner of Fitzroy Gardens that adjoins Spring Street.
Many community events and private functions are held here, as well as being used as a recreation facility for those who live on the east side of the CBD.
The gardens also boasts an ornamental pond that features a monument for President John F. Kennedy, the Robert Burns memorial and the memorial statue of Sir William Clarke. Within the garden, there is also a large embankment that showcases statues of various Victorian politicians.
Near high end hotels, green landscape among the concrete jungle of the CBD, with prominent tree species including the bay fig, cedar, elm, eucalyptus, oak, red gum and pine.
Address: 2-18, 2-18 Spring St, East Melbourne VIC 3002
Phone: (03) 9658 9658
“A lovely place on a warm day. The gardens are a lovely retreat from the city and all manner of people utilise them – office and construction workers on their lunch break, mother’s with their babies, picnicking people’s and almost everyone else. I’m there evenings the pins come down from the trees and are so take you can touch them. But no eating them, that’s illegal!!!” – Neil S.
Parliament Gardens is a beautifully maintained small triangular-shaped park that surrounds Parliament House in Melbourne. This scenic garden is a perfect site for you to take a pleasant break from the busy city.
The garden offers great views of popular landmarks around the area; including St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parliament House and the Melbourne City Synagogue. The welcoming setting offers a lush and pleasant space for visitors who want to enjoy a walk, relax or explore nature.
Coles Fountain, memorial for two of the most prominent indigenous leaders of Australia; Pastor Sir Douglas and Lady Gladys, artwork by Ngarra Murray,verdant lawns, unique fountains and beautiful setting.
Address: 489/531 Albert St, East Melbourne VIC 3002
“Excellent water feature and well cared for lawns that is good for the kids to run around. Or even just kick back and relax.” – Benard K.
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