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One of best parks of Melbourne

One of best parks in and around Melbourne for sports and leasuire. Situated just over toorak road... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Fawkner is Fantastic!

Named after Melbourne's co-founder, John Pascoe Fawkner, with 100 acres first reserved in 1862... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Cairns, Australia
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Toorak Road West | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

I work in the area and come here solo but would recommend for families and couples as there is plenty of space. Some good playgrounds plus large fields and leafy trees. Good paths with an approx 4km round trip if you are looking for a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 64katiej
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

One of best parks in and around Melbourne for sports and leasuire. Situated just over toorak road has facilities for all types of sports. Have a great oval for cricket or footy depending on the season. Just the walk to work from South yarra to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Aninda_mukherjee
Reviewed 28 July 2018

It is a very large park that borders Toorak Road and it is one of those places you drive past and never go in.It is well maintained and a great expanse of green and a real asset although not spectcular other than its open spaces...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Named after Melbourne's co-founder, John Pascoe Fawkner, with 100 acres first reserved in 1862, Fawkner Park remains largely unchanged from its original design. The spacious park features two art-deco brick pavilions and several walking paths that meander through the sweeping fields. They are lined with...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

I walk through the Fawkner park everyday as it's a shortcut to my workplace in St. Kilda Rd. It's huge and very well maintained. A lot of people come to this park to walk their dogs, jog or just get some exercise.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Shruja
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Fawkner Park hides its charms a little further south of the Botanic Gardens, bounded by Toorak, St Kilda and Commercial Roads. Lovely to live next to, a surprise to stumble across and fun for everyone (and their dogs!)

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank VedoGlobo
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

When in Melbourne in the spring (or any other time really) it is a perfect green wedge in inner Melbourne. Beautifully maintained grass and trees, walking paths and sporting fields abound with the occasional bbq . There are little treasures for the young und like...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank BenitoAndersoni
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Fawkner Park has wide open spaces, with much lawn, many trees, cycle / foot paths, children's playgrounds, playing fields for various team sports, but few toilets. I have been here for Summertime picnics lunching in the shade of the huge old trees. There are quite...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank platypus150
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

This park is a handy calming shortcut to St Kilda Rd business precinct due to the relative proximity to Sth Yarra train station - about a 20 to 30 mins brisk walk with stops at traffic lights. Not quiet with 3 major roads as boundary...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Traveller88Melbourne
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Agree with Victorianlad below, it could be even better with native trees - it is a large park with lots of space, good for locals but close to the city and good for relaxing, walking, picnics and walking the family pet.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank RonWamberal
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5 February 2018|
Response from VedoGlobo | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but only on weekends and evenings. Ticketed 1 and 2 hr parking between 7:30AM and 6:30PM on weekdays.