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TOUR 4: Albert Park - Community Open Space and Built Facilities

Departing from 10AM


Albert Park comprises 225ha of intensively used inner-urban parkland attracting over 6 million visits per annum.  Located three kilometres from the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, it provides 25 sports fields and accommodates over 40 sporting organisations ranging from professional to local and junior community-based clubs.  In addition to the field-based sports the 50ha Albert Park Lake hosts yachting, rowing and sailing activities.  The park, managed by Parks Victoria, contains a diverse range of facilities including restaurants, cafes, kiosks, function centres, golf course, driving range, a soccer/athletics stadium, a major indoor sports and aquatic centre plus numerous sports pavilions.  Informal active and passive recreation facilities also include a 5-kilometre running track, playgrounds and picnic areas.  Albert Park is the home of the annual Australian Formula One Grand Prix and stages over 30 public events of National, State, metropolitan and local significance annually.  This tour will begin with a short tour of the new Maritime Cove Community Park Playground nearby and will also include a tour of the Albert Park precinct and discussion on the recent Albert Park Master Plan process and outcome.

Host agency: Parks Victoria and Sport & Recreation Victoria 

Later Event: October 17
TOUR 5: Exploring Royal Park