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Albert Park

Home of the once and future Grand Prix track

The Grand Prix returned to Melbourne amid much controversy in 1995. The major feature when this park is not filled with roaring engines and high octane fumes is the Albert Park Lake.

Albert Park seen from the Rialto Towers, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Albert Park seen from Rialto Towers

For a panorama showing the location of Albert Park, click here


Barbecues; Yacht and rowing clubs and casual hire; 5 km track; Areas in the park may be booked for functions, including shelters; Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC) swimming, diving, basketball, netball, badminton, squash, table tennis, indoor cricket, gym; Albert Park 18 hole public golf course and golf driving range.

Albert Park was proclaimed a public park in 1864, named for Queen Victoria 's consort Prince Albert. The River Red Gum Tree, thought to be over 300 years old, is reputed to be the site of many corroborees. The tree is located next to Junction Oval, corner of Fitzroy Street and Queens Road, St Kilda .

Clarendon Street gates, originally built of wooden pickets in 1910, were cast in wrought iron in 1939. (Source: Parks Victoria.

See also: photostory of our visit to Albert Park

Nearby parks: Jells Park, Wattle Park, Westgate Park, Yarra Bend Park.


Parks Victoria

Getting there:

Trams 96 from Bourke St or 112 from Collins St