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Fawkner Park Autumn trees, South Melbourne

Fawkner Park


Fawkner Park is an idyllic urban parkland located in South Yarra, Melbourne. Originally reserved in 1862 and named after John Pascoe Fawkner, one of Melbourne's founding fathers, the park has retained much of its original design.


Visitors to the park can wander along its winding paths, shaded by a variety of beautiful trees such as Moreton Bay figs, elms, poplars, and oaks. The park also features two historic Art Deco brick pavilions that add to the park's charming ambiance.


Sports enthusiasts can indulge in a game of tennis at one of the well-maintained courts followed by a delicious lunch at the tennis club cafe. The park also provides ample space for playing cricket, and weekend matches offer a picturesque English 'village green' atmosphere, with visitors making use of the free on-site barbecues and picnic areas.


Families with young children can take advantage of the park's facilities, which include a children's centre, playgrounds, and sports grounds. Fawkner Park provides an excellent opportunity for visitors to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy some time in nature.