Edinburgh Gardens

If you haven’t Instagrammed the bandstand, did you ever really go to Edinburgh Gardens?! One of the most popular parks in the north for kicking a footy, playing cricket, having a picnic, letting the kids run around, and generally just sitting and enjoying the surrounds.

Edinburgh Gardens, located in the heart of North Fitzroy, has 24 hectares of lawns, barbeques, tennis courts, a basketball court, playground, table tennis table and sports field.

Edinburgh Gardens is the former home of Fitzroy Football Club. Games were played from 1883 on the sportsground now known as W.T Peterson Community Oval. The grandstand surrounding the oval dates back to the late-19th century. Other historical features include a stone drinking fountain, period park light fittings, a rotunda and war memorial.

You'll find plenty of open lawn areas, shady and sheltered spots, structural formal avenue plantings and a pathway network connecting the surrounding networks and park facilities.

Features and facilities include:

  • Toilets
  • Two playgrounds
  • Barbeque
  • Sheltered areas
  • Picnic tables
  • Seating
  • Dog off leash area. Multizone Park
  • Drinking fountains
  • Off street parking
  • Bocce and lawn bowling rinks
  • Table-tennis table
  • Tennis courts
  • Basketball half court
  • Community room
  • Skate facility
  • Rotunda
  • Pavilions

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Getting There: Edinburgh Gardens is easily accessible by public transport, with Brunswick Street bordering the west side of the park. It also provides access to the Main Yarra Trail.