Royal Park, Melbourne

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#25 of 64 in Parks in Melbourne
Royal Park is the largest of Melbourne's inner city parks . It is located 4km north of the Melbourne Central Business District, Victoria, Australia, in the suburb of Parkville.
Many sporting facilities are provided including the North Park Tennis Club, Royal Park Golf Course, football and soccer ovals, baseball and cricket pitches, State Netball & Hockey Centre, and cycling and walking paths. On the corner of Gatehouse Street and Royal Parade there is a native garden. There are wide vistas of grassland and lightly timbered areas with eucalypts, casuarina and acacias. The Melbourne City Council administers the park and instituted in 1984 a park management plan. A wetlands area was developed in 2005.
The grassy hill between the Royal Children's Hospital and the Native Garden is ideal for kite flying during the day. Over the summer months members of the Astronomical Society of Victoria set up telescopes and conduct evening talks and tours of the night sky from this vantage point.
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  • The ‘Royal Park’ is a very large park. There are many tall trees and lots of grass. There are tennis courts. The park has public toilets. This park is easy to get to, using public transport.  more »
  • located quite central near University and Hospitals it is great for morning run or walks. It incorporates the Melbourne Zoo and a public golf course. Great playground!  more »
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  • Great place for active dogs with a peaceful bushy feel. Good access from North Melbourne and from Parkville. There is an all weather loop path or follow the rabbit tracks in the surrounding bush parkland. The central native grass land circle is very peaceful but dogs must be leashed to avoid disturbing the grass land critters.
  • Great kids play ground. Water play area. Needs more shaded areas.
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