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.
This post is part of the Mosaic Monday meme,
and also part of the Macro Monday meme,
and also part of the Through my Lens meme,
and also part of the Seasons meme.
Yarra Bend Park looks like an amazing place for the people of Adelaide to enjoy, lucky them!ReplyDelete
Happy MM, Nick.
Hello, wonderful images of the park. I nice place to go canoeing. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week!ReplyDelete
Does look a great place to visit.ReplyDelete
Wonderful! I love parks located in cities. So important to keep that connection to nature and so hard to do in cities.ReplyDelete
Yarra Bend Park looks beautiful and sounds like a relaxing place for a diversity of people!Thanks you for sharing it with All Seasons, and for your comment on the painting story. Have a realaxed week!ReplyDelete
It always makes me glad to see families outside, enjoying nature!ReplyDelete
What a great place to spend some quiet time! Lovely photos!ReplyDelete