st vincent gardens, albert park

Mamma LOVES this gorgeous old park in the middle of Albert Park - so quiet and peaceful during the week and great for a weekend gathering with friends.  The gardens have been around for over 150 years and are divine. The whole park is is registered with the National Trust of Australia and is also on on the Victorian Heritage register for its "aesthetic, historical, architectural and social significance to the State of Victoria"! With plenty of open spaces to run around there is also lots of spots to sit under the dappled light of the amazing old trees.  The playgrounds at the St Vincent Street end have great equipment to spend a good amount of time here and keep the kiddies interested. The park is separated by Montague Street but Mamma says this 'West side' is the ideal spot to be (the other side has the bowling club).  

Mamma's special mention: Mamma says head to South Melbourne Market a few streets away to grab some dinner for later or grab some hot chips for lunch from the famous Andrews Hamburgers just around the corner.

the nitty gritty

public toilets -  dog friendly park on leash only - tree shade - free park around the park - water fountains - picnic tables