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Albert Park

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Only 3km from the heart of the city, Albert Park is popular for a range of activities like dog walking, jogging, cycling, sailing and rowing.

Apart from the lake itself, other attractions include sporting facilities, ovals, playgrounds, restaurants and a 5km walking and running track.

Enjoy a barbecue or picnic with the family. Hire a boat and explore the lake. Walk, cycle or jog around the track, past green lawns and playing fields.

Enjoy watching the colourful sailboats on the lake and take in the magnificent views of the city skyline. Sporting facilities include a golf driving range, gymnasium and the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.

- Parking fees apply to all car parks and kerbside parking spaces within Albert Park
- Time restrictions and ticket requirements are shown on parking signs within the park
- Tickets must be displayed prominently on the dashboard to avoid parking fines

Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.

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There are trams in Albert Road and Fitzroy Street and a Light Rail along Canterbury Road, with entrances from Albert Road (Melway ref: 2K G4), Queens Road (Melway ref: 2L B11) and Fitzroy Street (Melway ref: 58 B8). Parking is available throughout the park.

  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet
  • Birdwatching
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Sailing