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Edinburgh Gardens

Edinburgh Gardens is a hugely popular park located in Fitzroy North and is a favourite spot for locals to enjoy a picnic or BBQ on the weekend.

Established in 1862, the beautiful gardens have been well maintained and improved over the years with a bowling club, tennis courts, rotunda and oval now included in the parklands.

Edinburgh Gardens Fitzroy North, BBQ Picnic Park & Off-Leash Dog Area

There are large expanses of lawn areas at Edinburgh Gardens which are perfect for picnics, frisbee and ball games. There are a number of interconnecting pathways located all over the park which also makes this area a great place to go for a bike ride, run or stroll.

Dogs are welcome in the park and there is a large off-leash area on the eastern side of the park (see the purple areas in the image below). Other facilities include toilets, a skate park, basketball half court and drinking fountains.

There are two playgrounds located in the park which include slides, a climbing spider net, bridges, monkey bars, and swings. There are also BBQs and picnic tables located near the rotunda and near the new playground. Picnic tables are used on a first come first served basis. You can hire the rotunda, but a minimum of 10 days notice is required and a security deposit fee is payable.

Although alcohol is generally prohibited in public spaces in Victoria, the ban does not apply in prescribed local parks and gardens such as Edinburgh Gardens. This means that you are permitted to drink alcohol in the park between the hours of 9am-9pm.

The best part about Edinburgh Gardens is its proximity to Brunswick Street where you can stop off to buy any items that you forgot, as well as drinks and snacks. UberEats and Deliveroo also deliver to the park!

Edinburgh Gardens is easily accessible by public transport, with Brunswick Street bordering the west side of the park. Catch a route #11 tram up Brunswick Street and alight at the Fitzroy Bowls Club.


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    • Hi Mary,

      It took a bit of digging around on the City of Yarra website to find the required information, but the good news is i found what you’re after.

      According to the document located at https://www.yarracity.vic.gov.au/facilities/edinburgh-gardens, it states that “The use of charcoal and gas-operated personal barbeques can be used subject to the following conditions:
      – operated 4.5 metres away from foliage
      – coals must be removed from site
      – protective matting must be used to prevent damage to the grass
      – must not be used on a declared Total Fire Ban day

      If it isn’t possible to meet any of these conditions, there are in fact multiple public BBQs located in Edinburgh Gardens you could use.


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Off Brunswick St & Alfred Crescent
, Fitzroy North, VIC

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