The Open Space Strategy provides the overarching framework and strategic direction for open space planning in the City of Melbourne for the next 15 years.
Melbourne's parks offer a wonderful range of opportunities to make the most of your leisure time.
The City of Melbourne requires dogs to be leashed in all public areas of the municipality except for designated off-leash areas in parks.
While the city's parks provide varied opportunities for play, a number of public playgrounds also contain a range of high-quality play equipment.
As part of our goal to be an eco-city, the City of Melbourne is developing ways to capture, store and reuse stormwater within the city.
Return to Royal Park
Parkville park improvements
Errol Street Reserve park expansion
West Melbourne parks expansion opportunities
Dog off-leash areas
Public toilets in parks
Parks policies and plans
Park location maps
Free public barbecues are located in many of the City of Melbourne’s parks and gardens.
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Our park rangers patrol the parks, gardens and reserves to protect the parks, assist park visitors and assess the safety of park activities.
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Melbourne’s parks and gardens are home to a wide variety of native Australian animals, including birds and possums.
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The City of Melbourne is home to approximately 50,000 native and exotic trees.
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