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“Fawkner is Fantastic!”
Review of Fawkner Park

Fawkner Park
Ranked #109 of 461 things to do in Melbourne
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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 leafy Moreton Bay figs, elms, poplars and oaks. The park has been popular for tennis since the 1880s and the tennis club has a quaint cafe.
Summer weekend cricket matches have a real ‘village green' atmosphere, with spectators making use of the free barbecues and clean picnic shelters.
There's plenty to occupy the children throughout Fawkner Park, with excellent playgrounds, ample shady trees and beautiful maintained gardens that surround clean picnic tables and barbecues.
Fawkner Park boasts sweeping and flat open spaces, lawns, avenues of huge trees, bicycle and foot paths, picnic and bench seats around the many playing fields.
The operation of drones is prohibited due to the nearby helicopter landing zone at the Alfred Hospital.

In the 1890s sections of the park were set aside for up to ten different sporting activities, ranging from golf to football, so people strolling in the park could enjoy all these activities in a localised area. Today the park is largely unchanged from the early design. The Park caters for a range of sporting activities which includes cricket, softball, Australian Rules football, soccer, tennis and rugby. Yoga, outdoor aerobics and Zumba have also become popular.
Fawkner Park remains a beautiful public 'green space' for all Melburnians and visitors to enjoy. Another iconic and enduring piece of the history that makes ‘marvellous Melbourne’ such a liveable world city.
Fawkner Park is bounded by Toorak Road, St Kilda Road and Commercial Road with the huge Alfred Hospital forming the southern boundary.

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
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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
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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 the piano steps and great shade for all.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank BenitoAndersoni
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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.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank platypus150
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