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Princes Park
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Princes Park

Princes Park is one of Melbourne’s best recreational grounds and parklands – stretching for nearly two kilometres in the suburb of Parkville and is quite close to the city CBD.

For many years, Princes Park has been a major sports and recreation area for all Melbournians. The park features the famous Carlton Recreation Ground, Princes Park Bowling Club, Princes Hill Tennis Courts, children’s playground and sports clubs, as well as facilities for playing cricket, football and running.

Princes Park Carlton Stadium, Melbourne Running Track & Map

In addition to these sporting facilities, Princes Park also features the famous sculpture known as “Within Three Worlds”, which is a bronze figure of a young girl looking towards three boat-like vessels from the edge of a pond. The figure represents the innocence of youth and possibilities of the future.

Princes Park is lined with tall elm trees, towering Moreton Bay fig trees and verdant grasslands. As the park is surrounded by many of Melbourne’s top skyscrapers, you will have a great view of the city skyline right here from the park.

As you walk around inside the park, you’ll find towering trees lining the walkways. Other plants inside the park include an array of exotic trees and shrubs, and the park’s open grassed spaces are also beautifully maintained and watered all year round.

For picnickers, the park offers a huge picnic ground with outdoor BBQ facilities, so you can bring your own food and enjoy a feed here.

Whether you love spending your weekends at a sports ground or at a kids park, Princes Park is the perfect option for you.

Address
200 - 590 Royal Parade
Carlton North, VIC

Operating Hours
24 hours

Phone
(03) 9658 9658

Ticket Prices / Admission
Free

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    • Hi Laure,

      No, it doesn’t appear you will need a permit to for a casual play if you are just rocking up to run around on the grass for an hour or so. They state “Any recreational activity that does not require a marked field or infrastructure such as goals is considered ‘passive recreation’ and does not require a permit. This includes activities that are limited to a small number of participants, and generally does not include club activities.”

      Here is some information from the City of Melbourne which delves a little deeper.

      Have a great time!

      Kind regards,
      Jess

        • Hi Noela,

          Please refer to the comment below regarding casual play. “Any recreational activity that does not require a marked field or infrastructure such as goals is considered ‘passive recreation’ and does not require a permit. This includes activities that are limited to a small number of participants, and generally does not include club activities.

          However, if you are still unsure please contact the City of Melbourne.

          Best regards,
          Jess

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