Royal Park is the largest of Melbourne’s parks, covering 170 hectares, and its wide open spaces make it hard to believe you are still in the city.
Since its earliest days as designated parkland, Royal Park has had a strong tradition as a place for relaxation and sport, which continues today.
Choose your sport, and you'll find the facilities, whether tennis, golf, football, baseball, cricket, netball, hockey, cycling or walking.
Stretches of open grass alternate with areas of lightly timbered eucalypt forest, home to possums and a huge variety of birdlife, including rosellas, wrens, robins and birds of prey.
There’s a nature playground where kids can enjoy more than just slides and swings. There’s also a sandpit and water play area, logs, rocks and ropes to climb all over, and a grassy hill for rolling.
Barbecues and picnic tables are available.