domingo, 3 de fevereiro de 2013

Parques da cidade de Melbourne na Austrália

Guide to parks

Melbourne's parks offer a wonderful range of opportunities to make the most of your leisure time. With a network of nearly 480 hectares of internationally acclaimed parks and gardens, there is something to suit everyone's lifestyle.
Ranging from gardens with classic 19th century heritage features and majestic tree avenues, to the 170-hectare Royal Park with its unique bushland landscape and wetlands habitat, Melbourne offers a variety of open spaces and recreation opportunities.
Visit Cooks' Cottage at Fitzroy Gardens, hear the field of 39 electronic bells at Birrarung Marr, attend a concert at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl at Kings Domain or simply relax under a shady tree at any one of the City of Melbourne's parks.

See also:
Find out more about our parks and gardens by visiting What's on, our website for everything to see and do in the city:

Royal Park 

Image of Royal Park
Royal Park is the largest of Melbourne’s parks, covering 170 hectares. The large open spaces make it hard to believe you are still in the city but the excellent facilities make it a popular place for recreation and relaxation. Since its earliest days as designated parkland, Royal Park has had a strong tradition as home to various sporting activities which continue today.

Map of Royal Park (PDF 3MB)
Melway Ref: 2A K2
Facilities: toilet, playground, sports fields, dog off-leash area, running/bike track.

Royal Park special features 

Whether walking or cycling through grassland and woodland, surveying the city skyline from expansive hilltops, kite flying by day or star gazing by night, visitors will find much to enjoy in Royal Park.

Maintained as native bushland, Royal Park contains interesting remnants of the area’s indigenous vegetation, with an abundance of eucalyptus and casuarina trees.

Special features include:
  • Melbourne Zoo (public transport number 55 tram or the Upfield trainline to the Royal Park station)
  • three tennis clubs
  • the Capital City cycling trail
  • the Royal Park public Golf Course
  • the State Hockey and Netball Centre
  • twelve sports grounds for soccer, cricket, lacrosse and football
  • the Burke and Wills memorial cairn that marks their departure point
  • the terminus of the horsedrawn trams that linked the city with the Melbourne Zoo
  • remnant vegetation sites and replanting trials of native grasses (Themeda triandra)
  • Urban Camp with its original building a remnant of an army base from World War II;
  • recently restored Walmsley House, one of the oldest buildings in Victoria, transported from England circa 1856
  • a site maintained as protected habitat for the White's Skink, a reptile species now rarely found so close to the city
  • Australian Native Garden in the southern area of the park with a pond and native flora in an ornamental garden setting
  • Trin Warren Tam-boore, a recycling wetland adjacent to Oak Street with abundant birdlife on the ponds, a parking area, picnic tables and toilets.

Public toilets in parks

An up to date listing of public toilets in the City of Melbourne’s parks can be found on the National Public Toilet Map website. For each public toilet; its address, opening hours, general features and accessibility information is provided.
Concerns regarding cleaning or maintenance of public toilets in parks should be reported to the City of Melbourne.