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.