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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
Aninda_mukherjee
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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
Paddles55
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Cairns, Australia
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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 a few seats for those not wanting to sit on the grass. I did see toilets on Punt Road, but they seem to be the things that are most lacking.

Thank platypus150
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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 with trams trundling along two of these. But often heard that patients & visitors of Alfred Hospital love the park for reprieve, exercise or meet up. Has a good size playground at the Punt Rd end near church which is also used by school kids. Popular with walkers, joggers, bikes, pram pushers, tricycles etc & dog walkers (leash free). Also has several ovals & a cricket pitch for sports. Beautiful mature & gigantic heritage elms, oaks & moreton bay figs line the paths creating a soothing effect - you can do >3kms just criss crossing the trails for a good workout.

Thank Traveller88Melbourne
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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.

Thank RonWamberal
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful park of Melbourne with great tree lined paths all the way across and throughout. Dogs are welcome and poo bags are at the bins. It has seats to sit and watch people playing sport. If you are into walking this is a must.

Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Whilst the Botanical Gardens has got the amazing plants and scenery... and Albert Park has the great lake and City views, living in the area I find myself going to Fawkner Park a little bit more often. It's very relaxed, lots of open green space. It reminds me of some of the Parks in London. If you're in to team sports there are lots of things to do, cricket pitches you can hire in summer and tennis courts open all year round.

I personally love just going for a nice walk, run or kicking a ball around with my daughter.

Thank MarkG78_12
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