- Princes Park, Carlton
Princes Park is a 38.6 hectare (95.4 acre) park in the inner-Melbourne suburb of
Carlton North, Victoria. It is located directly north of the University of Melbourneand bounded on its eastern and western sides by Melbourne General Cemeteryand Royal Parade respectively. Although the park consists of a number of Australian rules footballovals, the bowling greenof the Princes Park Lawn BowlsClub, and a small stretch of parkland, it is best known as the location of MC Labour Park, the old Princes Park Football Ground, the home of the Carlton Football Club.
Capital City Trailpasses through the northern section of the park, following the path of the now-closed Inner Circle railway line.
In January 2006 and 2007
Big Day Out(a popular Australasian music festival) was held at Princes Park on the ovals at the park's southern end. The event's traditional venue, the Royal Melbourne Showgroundswas unavailable due to redevelopment.
It is 3.2 kilometres to travel the dirt track around the park.
* [http://maps.google.com/?ll=-37.783706,144.962025&spn=0.007462,0.014291&t=k&om=1 Satellite photo of Princes Park]
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