One of the big issues with talking about free places to go in the run up winter is that I really wanted to visit a few parks over the course of the blog and take some photos to post.
But, alas, the weather was either not great or I was busy as the weeks went by, so I could never really manage it.
Living really far out of the city made it harder, since Point Cook’s weather system is only loosely connected to the CBD’s and by the time I get in, the weather could have completely changed on me.
But, at any rate, the parks aren’t going anywhere and summer, to paraphrase Game of Thrones, is coming.
It’s pretty easy as you walk along Swanston or La Trobe, or through Bourke Street or Melbourne Central, to miss the parks that line the edges of the city.
If you went down to check out the Shrine of Remembrance, you’ll hopefully have walked around a bit of the Royal Botanic Gardens, but the thing is huge.
If you checked out the Old Treasury Museum, you’ll have been in the Treasury Gardens, but did you have a look at the Fitzroy Gardens next door? What about the Carlton Gardens next to the Melbourne Museum?
The Queen Victoria Gardens border the Royal Botanic Gardens across the road from the NGV, and Yarra Park surrounds the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Directly across the river from Crown Casino is Batman Park, the site of the old Railway yard.