Edinburgh Gardens

Edinburgh GardensAlfred Crescent, Fitzroy North 3068
Melways ref: 2C, D1

Edinburgh Gardens, located in the heart of North Fitzroy, is approximately 24 hectares in size. The park has a number of facilities, including barbeques, tennis courts, a basketball court, playground, table tennis table and sports field.

Enhancing Edinburgh Gardens (Northern Precinct)

We’re calling for ideas on the best ways to improve Edinburgh Gardens (Northern Precinct) to meet current and future community needs.

International House is in poor condition and no longer fit for purpose. It will therefore be demolished along with the associated carpark, making this the perfect opportunity to re-imagine and revitalise this space.

Other considerations include the need to upgrade the playground (which is nearing the end of its useful life) and to begin exploring potential new uses for the Emely Baker Building (which will soon be vacated).

Have Your Say logoHave your say

Please take a quick look at the flyer below (which includes background information and a bird’s eye view of the northern precinct). Then have your say by participating in our online forum on the future of the Edinburgh Gardens (Northern Precinct).

pdf format Enhancing Edinburgh Gardens (Northern Precinct) Flyer (282.02 KB)

Drop-in consultation session

Ask questions and provide feedback in-person at our drop-in consultation session in the marquee adjacent to the Emily Baker Building (Edinburgh Gardens) between 10–11.30am on Saturday 4 June 2016.

Feedback is due by Friday 24 June 2016.

For further information about Council’s plans to improve Edinburgh Gardens (Northern Precinct), contact our Open Space team on 9426 1427 or at OpenSpace@yarracity.vic.gov.au

About Edinburgh Gardens

Edinburgh Gardens is the former home of Fitzroy Football Club. Games were played from 1883 on the sportsground now known as W.T Peterson Community Oval. The grandstand surrounding the oval dates back to the late-19th century. Other historical features include a stone drinking fountain, period park light fittings, a rotunda and war memorial.

You'll find plenty of open lawn areas, shady and sheltered spots, structural formal avenue plantings and a pathway network connecting the surrounding networks and park facilities. Edinburgh Gardens is easily accessible by public transport, with Brunswick Street bordering the west side of the park. It also provides access to the Main Yarra Trail.

Features and facilities

Features and facilities include:

  • Toilets
  • Two playgrounds
  • Barbeque
  • Sheltered areas
  • Picnic tables
  • Seating
  • Dog off leash area. Multizone Park
  • Drinking fountains
  • Off street parking
  • Bocce and lawn bowling rinks
  • Table-tennis table
  • Tennis courts
  • Basketball half court
  • Community room
  • Skate facility
  • Rotunda
  • Pavilions


Edinburgh Gardens is wheelchair accessible, including an accessible toilet and parking.


Click here to inquire about park and rotunda hire. 


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Further information regarding maintenance or hiring of park facilities
9205 5555

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