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Queens Park is a significant park in Moonee Ponds in the City of Melbourne, Australia

World war memorial at Queens Park in Moonee Ponds
The World War memorial at Queens Park

Location

Located in Moonee Ponds bound by the following roads; Mount Alexander Road, The Strand, Pascoe Vale Road, Kellaway Avenue

History

Following the discovery of gold in Victoria in 1851, travellers heading for the goldfields met here because fresh water was available in the lagoon. On 20 August 1860, the Burke and Wills expedition camped here on their fateful journey to cross Australia.

Description

A picturesque cottage is the focal point of the park with its idyllic surrounds and public art pieces. A sealed path surrounds the lake where seats and picnic tables are provided beneath old established exotic trees, with the lake a haven for a variety of birds. A rose garden and a sunken garden are part of the many attractions of the park. Concerts and other entertainments are common on weekends.

Facilities within the park

  • Moonee Ponds Bowling Club
  • Queens Park Pool

Coordinates: 37°45′45″S 144°55′27″E / 37.7625°S 144.9242°E / -37.7625; 144.9242

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