Edinburgh Gardens

Alfred Crescent, Fitzroy North

Edinburgh Gardens Open Space 3

Edinburgh Gardens

Alfred Crescent, Fitzroy North

One of Yarra's largest parks at 24 hectares, Edinburgh Gardens is located in the heart of North Fitzroy.

There are plenty of open lawn areas, shady and sheltered spots, garden beds and specimen trees, connected by an extensive network of paths.

Edinburgh Gardens is easily accessible by public transport, close to Rushall Station and Brunswick Street trams. Its proximity to the Capital City Trail makes it easy to get there on foot or bike.

Features and facilities

  • Public toilets
  • Fenced playgrounds (dogs are prohibited within playgrounds at any time)
  • Barbeques (can't reserve)
  • Picnic tables (can't reserve)
  • Drinking fountains
  • Table-tennis table (can't reserve)
  • Tennis courts
  • Basketball half court
  • Lawn bowls
  • Skate facility
  • Rotunda
  • Pavilions
  • 2x football/cricket grounds at Alfred Crescent and W.T. Peterson ovals.

Designated areas available for hire

Personal Trainers are welcome to use this site if they have obtained a permit.

Sports grounds

For information on booking the sports grounds, please visit sport ground bookings.


To book the park for an event, you will require an event permit.

You can view the map of bookable areas (PDF, 528kb).

log into our booking system

If you are a new user please register. 

register with us

Event permit requirements

You will need a permit if one of these conditions apply:

  • There will be more than 50 attendees.
  • Your event is catered by an external supplier.
  • You are charging participants a fee to attend.
  • You require amplified sound
  • You require vehicle access to drop off equipment.
  • Your event requires a specific location.
  • You are having a wedding ceremony
  • You plan to erect large structures (small 3x3 marquees are permitted: must be weighted down and secured safely. Spikes or pegs are strictly prohibited.)

A minimum of two weeks’ notice is required for all potential permits. The event permit must be carried by the hirer at all times

Download our conditions of hire


  • Alcohol may be consumed within the park between 9am and 9pm. 
  • You can't sell Alcohol in the park unless you have a temporary liquor license.


Roughly half of the park is designated dog off-leash, making it easy for our 4 legged friends to catch up with their mates.

  • Dog off-leash area
    • Dogs are allowed off-leash in unfenced sporting grounds only when the grounds are not in use for approved sporting events (including training)
    • Dogs must be kept on-leash within 10 metres of sporting grounds when they are in use for approved sporting events (including training)
    • Dogs are not allowed on W.T. Peterson Oval

This park has dog on-leash and dog off-leash zones. The dog off-leash zones are shaded on the map below.

Map of Edinburgh Gardens showing off-leash areas for dogs


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

Take a look at the park

Location and contacts

Book this space

Apply for major events


For more information please contact the events team

03 9205 5205

[email protected]

Contact us about park maintenance

03 9205 5555

[email protected]

Fitzroy North