Fawkner Park
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Jacklyn R
Torquay, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Great open space to gather my thoughts while a loved one was in The Alfred hospital. Plenty of room to catch the breeze and ponder what Kay ahead.
Written 18 January 2024
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Paul L
Hallam, Australia971 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
A nice chunk of green grass on the cusp of South Yarra/Prahran this park provides a good sized area to walk about on. Plenty of trees, some chairs to relax on and a couple of covered areas and that's about it. There are lots of games of soccer etc on at any time - and if they aren't playing they are training for it.

Parking can be tricky especially if you are on Commercial Road.
Written 8 July 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,411 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Fawkner Park was reserved in 1862, making it one of the oldest public spaces in Melbourne. It was named for John Pascoe Fawkner, one of the earliest pioneers of the Port Phillip District, now known as Melbourne. Fawkner Park is largely unchanged from the original design. It is a picturesque park, with two Art Deco pavilions. The immense Morton Bay Figs are a feature of the park. There are free BBQs, and a playground. Fawkner Park has sporting facilities, including tennis courts. In the summer cricket season, when the weather is warm, the oval takes on a festive atmosphere, similar to cricket on the green.
Written 22 May 2023
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Meyer
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
A very well maintained park. For an inner city park it is a very large space and a great place to relax and go for a long walk.
Written 6 September 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,411 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This extensive park is in South Yarra, an up-market inner city suburb of Melbourne. It is easily accessed by car or public transport. Fawkner Park has play areas for children and is often used for sports such as football and softball. The mature trees add character to the park and offer ample shade in summer.
Written 4 September 2022
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AndyJohn74
Sans Souci, Australia3,487 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Another of Melbourne's parks, Fawkner Park is larger than most. There is space for sporting fields, play areas for the children and shaded pathways for those who want to go for a stroll.
Written 24 February 2021
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Mark G
Melbourne, Australia1,816 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Great to have this right next to where I live. Pretty spacious. Often full of people playing Australian Rules or other sports.
Written 12 November 2019
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Ifrinm
Melbourne, Australia156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
With plenty of activities to do from kicking footy, to running, walking, yoga on the green, scooting, playgroung-ing, picnicking, and many more...
Written 3 October 2019
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Tom B
Melbourne, Australia1,590 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
A great open space to stroll through on sunny spring day. You might even hear the jackass call of the Kookaburra.
Written 18 September 2019
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,098 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
This very large park is located in a pleasant suburban area and offers all sorts of recreational opportunities. Nicely landscaped.
Written 12 April 2019
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