Jog, cycle or walk with your dog around Albert Park Lake - just 3km from the centre of Melbourne. And when you stop to catch your breath, take a moment to enjoy the magnificent views of the city skyline. This is the iconic home of the Australian Grand Prix.
A short drive from the heart of the city, Brimbank Park in Melbourne's west is great for a day out. The park offers ideal settings for picnics, walks across the extensive network of trails, fishing and bird watching, all set within peaceful parklands surrounded by abundant birdlife.
Dandenong Valley Parklands is a network of parks running alongside Dandenong Creek in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. Loved by the locals, the green spaces of Jells Park and Chesterfield Farm make for great days out, while Corhanwarrabul and Bush Park Wetlands are perfect for birdwatching.
Once the site of a public golf course, this area has been transformed into 34 hectares of community parklands. The Olinda Precinct includes a nature-based play space, a sports oval for junior sports and training, two new netball courts and refurbished cricket nets.
Soak up the grandeur of Werribee Park, an estate built on the riches of an Australian pastoral empire. Explore the heritage-listed Werribee Mansion, set up a picnic in the beautiful formal gardens or see a kaleidoscope of colour when the 5000 roses bloom in the Victoria State Rose Garden.
Situated beside the Yarra River in Templestowe, Westerfolds Park, a key component of Melbourne’s open space, offers over 120 hectares of recreational and environmental parkland for visitors to experience and enjoy.