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What's on City of Melbourne

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.

Celebrate our Green Flag status

Fitzroy Gardens has now been awarded Green Flag status, for excellence in standards of management and service provided. The Green Flag Award program is new to Australia and aims to raise park standards across the country.

Our Green Flag will be proudly displayed in the garden bed near the Propagator’s cottage.

View all parks at CoMMaps – City of Melbourne Interactive Map.

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:


Well manicured formal rose garden