Melbourne’s Sports and Entertainment Precinct features a number of stadiums, cricket grounds and multi-purpose venues.
Located just 2 kilometers from the Melbourne CBD, Yarra Park is easily accessible by walking or by taking a short train ride to Richmond Station. As Yarra Park is located right next to the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground, it has a huge influx of visitors during the AFL season.
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Yarra Park was established in 1856 and initially, the park was only used as a grazing land for police horses. Later, in 1958, the venue hosted its first Australian Rules football game.
Visitors of all ages are welcome to explore this beautiful park, with the huge parkland home to some excellent memorials; including statues of Sir Donald Bradman, Betty Cuthbert and Ron Barassi. While you wander through the park, stop by these famous statues and pose for some photos.
Yarra Park is also home to some scar trees that feature the names of Aboriginal people who were the original inhabitants of this area., known to locals as the Wurundjeri tribe.
The park features a pedestrian bridge, known as the William Barak pedestrian bridge, that connects the park with Federation Square and Birrarung Marr.