Fawkner Park

Fawkner Park, South Yarra: Address, Phone Number, Fawkner Park Reviews: 4/5

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Neighbourhood: Chapel Street
Seek and ye shall find! Prahran is a treasure hunter’s paradise of vintage stores, upscale boutiques and emporiums. Chapel Street is a one-stop shop with specialty stores selling just about everything. The famous Chapel Street Bazaar has so many curious and vintage knick-knacks that you will feel as if you're in a huge and busy museum. By contrast, at the northern end of Chapel Street, South Yarra and Windsor cater to high-end designer labels and exclusive boutiques. The community flocks to Prahran’s organic markets as a Saturday ritual, while art and film students leaf through vinyl LPs on Greville Street. The gay community also has a strong presence here. Prahran’s heritage buildings like the Reads Emporium and Prahan arcade offer a grand sense of scale and history. No matter your interest, come feel the pulse of one of Melbourne’s most loved precincts.
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AndyJohn74
Melbourne, Australia1,670 contributions
More open spaces.
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, Australia1,647 contributions
My local park
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
Nice big open space
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, Australia1,466 contributions
Broad acres
Sep. 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, California10,644 contributions
Big Suburban Park
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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Geoffrey A
Adelaide Hills, Australia91 contributions
Absolutely for everyone
Jan. 2019 • Family
We did a family BBQ breakfast birthday celebration adjacent to the children's play area and everyone loved our morning. The kids did not draw breath and the air was clear, the park adorable and the Melbourne skyline still in view. Well worth your time. Dog friendly.
Written 10 January 2019
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Katie J
Melbourne, Australia44 contributions
Big, beautiful park close to Alfred hospital
Aug. 2018 • Solo
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 good walk / run.
Written 26 August 2018
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Aninda_mukherjee
Kolkata (Calcutta), India417 contributions
One of best parks of Melbourne
Aug. 2018 • Solo
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 St Kilda road through this park is amazing. The night is filled with possums. Need to be careful while walking alone beyond midnight through here as the possums trend to come very near.
Written 12 August 2018
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia23,889 contributions
Large Park On Toorak Road
Jul. 2018 • Couples
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 and green trees and sporting facilities and grounds.It was created in 1862 , all 41 Hectares of it and named after one of the founders of Melbourne John Fawkner for whom we thank very much for a great find and a great job.
Written 28 July 2018
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Paddles55
Cairns, Australia794 contributions
Fawkner is Fantastic!
Jun. 2018 • Solo
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.
Written 15 July 2018
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