Sports and outdoors

We offer a range of leisure and recreation opportunities including beautiful parks and gardens, picturesque areas along the Yarra River, bike and walking paths, sports grounds, 3 multi-functional leisure facilities with gymnasiums and pools and a 9-hole golf course.

With a network of over 230 hectares of open space, including 39 public playgrounds, skate parks, sporting ovals, river views and nature trails, there is plenty for you to explore.

Active Yarra Magazine

Every 6 months we publish Active Yarra. Active Yarra is a free magazine filled with:

  • latest news
  • profiles of active Yarra residents
  • a comprehensive listing of upcoming activities, programs and events
  • a directory of local sports clubs and organisations

For more information call Yarra City Council on 9205 5555 or email

Where are the dog parks in Yarra? 

Use our online parks directory to find dog friendly parks in Yarra. Make sure you check where the off-leash and on-leash areas are in each park.

Victorian Government projects