The suburb of Fawkner is located 12 kilometres west of Melbourne’s Central Business District. It’s under the local government areas of the City of Moreland and the City of Hume and its population is more or less than 14,500. Fawkner is bounded to the north by the Western Ring Road and to the south by Boundary Road. On the west, the suburb is bordered by Sydney Road and by Merri Creek to the east.
Fawkner Park is a prominent park in Melbourne’s South Yarra and is owned by the city. The park, named for Melbourne co-founder John Pascoe Fawkner, was established in 1862. It includes recreational grounds for teams playing cricket, softball, soccer, Australian Rules Football, tennis, and rugby. It’s trapezoidal in shape, covering 41 hectares and slowly falling towards a level area. Today’s layout is identical to that of almost a century ago. It has walkways cutting across the park with elm, oak, and Moreton Bay Figs around the edges.
Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne’s most important zoo, is located in Royal Park in Parkville. It was modeled after London Zoo and is Australia’s oldest zoo. The zoo first opened its doors on October 6, 1862, on a 55-acre site granted by the City of Melbourne. Animals were previously housed in Melbourne’s botanical gardens. The zoo, which houses more than 320 animal species from Australia and across the world, is accessible via Royal Park station on the Upfield railway line, tram lines 58 and 19, and the Capital City Trail by bicycle. Inside the zoo, bicycles are not permitted.
In Moomba Park Reserve, there are educational opportunities for all kids’ ages. It has a miniature shop front, a clock with moveable hands, and find-a-words in this freshly refurbished playground. The play space includes climbing towers, rockers, and loads of nature play featuring flower beds, balancing boulders and logs. A basketball half court and picnic tables with tree shade are also available. It’s located between a leash-free dog oval and walking/bike pathways. There’s a nearby staircase leading down to Merri Creek, where you can take a walk and check for native species.Call Us Enquire Now