Sport and Recreation
The City of Yarra offers a range of leisure and recreation opportunities including beautiful parks and gardens, picturesque areas along the Yarra River, bike and walking paths, sports grounds, three multi-functional leisure facilities with gymnasiums and pools and a nine-hole golf course.
With a network of over 230 hectares of open space, including 38 public playgrounds, skate parks, sporting ovals, river views and nature trails, there is plenty to explore for people of all ages and abilities.
For more information about sport and recreation in Yarra, click on the links below:
Council has developed a series of guides to help residents, businesses and visitors access Council, commercial and community service providers, sporting clubs, local parks and gardens, playgrounds and sporting and recreation facilities.
Community Venues Guide (763.88kB)
Parks and Gardens Guide (756.45kB)
Playgrounds Guide (788.80kB)
Twice a year Council also publishes Active Yarra, a free magazine filled with news, profiles of active Yarra residents and a comprehensive listing of upcoming activities, programs and events.
The guide also features a directory of local sports clubs and organisations (see page 12 of the current edition).
The latest edition (April - October 2014) can be downloaded below.
Active Yarra April - October 2014 (3.31 MB)
Active Yarra April - October 2014 (281.67 KB)
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