Yarra Bend Park has been one of Melbourne’s largest expanses of inner suburban parkland for nearly 150 years. Yarra Bend Park and neighbouring Studley Park were reserved in 1877. Both park areas and several reserves were combined in 1929 to create one large park. The combined area became known as Yarra Bend National Park despite never being raised to formal national park status.
During the 1930’s additions included picnic and sporting grounds, toilet facilities and a public golf course. The Yarra Bend Golf Club House, officially opened in May 1936, is an original example of American ‘Country Club’ type architecture. The Park provides a great open space for walking, bike riding, riverside cafes, golf, boating, BBQs, picnicking and a host of other leisure activities.
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There is nothing quite like eating outdoors in a beautiful park
Looks like a very beautiful park !ReplyDelete
What a peaceful place. I could spend hours in a place like that.ReplyDelete
I could do with a bit of relaxation like that... the last of the autumn sun is gorgeous.ReplyDelete
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It looks like an amazing place!ReplyDelete
This sort of scenery does indeed invite relaxation Nick.ReplyDelete
there should be a place like this in every town in the world :) Beautiful and relaxing.ReplyDelete
Lovely shots :-)ReplyDelete
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