Princes Park, Carlton


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 Melbourne and bounded on its eastern and western sides by Melbourne General Cemetery and Royal Parade respectively. Although the park consists of a number of Australian rules football ovals, the bowling green of the Princes Park Lawn Bowls Club, 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.

The Capital City Trail passes 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 Showgrounds was unavailable due to redevelopment.

It is 3.2 kilometres to travel the dirt track around the park.

External links

* [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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