The park was established in 1982 through the conversion of a disused freight train rail yard and was named after one of the founders of Melbourne, John Batman with historical associations as a landing place of the Schooner Rebecca and nearby settlement at Batman's Hill.
A pigeon loft in the north-east corner of the park encourages pigeons to roost away from the city buildings and streets. Their eggs are captured and disposed of to curtail the population.
This post is part of the Monday Mellow Yellows meme,
and also part of the Mandarin Orange Monday meme,
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