Seven parklands loop walk, Hawthorn

Hawthron Railway Station, Burwood Rd., Hawthron 3122

Seven parklands loop walk, Hawthorn

Hawthron Railway Station, Burwood Rd., Hawthron 3122

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2 h
5.09 km
Easy

This walk features a loop for visiting seven diverse Hawthorn green spaces. From pocket size to grand, between them they offer all amenities, views and fun. This walk is public transport accessible.

Seven parklands loop walk, Hawthorn

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Summary

This walk features a loop for visiting seven diverse Hawthorn green spaces. From pocket size to grand, between them they offer all amenities, views and fun. This walk is public transport accessible.

Description

Hawthorn is an historic inner-city suburb to the east of Melbourne. Among the leafy urban streets and broad avenues are secreted many pretty parklands.

The seven connected by this walk all offer great playgrounds, walking paths and present a variety of garden styles. Also included is a linear park along the old railway branch line. The parklands are connected by easy and pleasant walking. The whole route can be readily traversed pushing a pram.

Water and public toilets are available along the way. If you like to stop for a spot of shopping or a cafe respite there are plenty of opportunities to do so. Dogs should be on a leash unless otherwise specified.

Well serviced by public transport, you can pick up this route at multiple points either by train from Hawthorn or Glenferrie stations or the No 109, 75 or 16 tram.

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Points of Interest

1. Foley Reserve

This is a cute treed park with a traffic school style enclosed playground, picnic shelter, basketball half court, seating and off-leash dog play.

2. Smart Street Reserve

Another cutie with a popular climbing playground and grassy open space surrounded by a tree lined path.

3. The Smart Street circuit

The treed path around the large grassy play area opens to a lovely pocket park for play.

4. Mason Street Playground

Here you will find a playground and lots of space to dash around amongst mature deciduous trees

5. St James Park

This large formal park hosts a playground, classic walking avenues, a monument and sporting facilities. Oh, and there is plenty of seating.

6. Christ Church

Dating back to 1853, this bluestone church was an early feature of expanding Melbourne.

7. St James Park Cenotaph

This monument commemorates those Australians lost in battlefield conflicts around the world.

8. Plenty of ways to play

The real beauty of this walk is the many ways for kids with you to enjoy play. Sure, there are some very good playgrounds, but every child can find their own way to have fun on this walk as well.

9. St James Park avenues

St James Park has a certain grandeur

10. Hawthrorn Railway Station

As mentioned in the introduction, you can access this walk using public transport from many points. As well as the train station it is bounded by tram lines on three sides.

11. Grace Park

With pretty garden beds, wide lawns, busy tennis courts and playground you can see why this is a favourite local picnic spot.

12. Grace Park playground

You could visit one of these parks each day of the week for a different play experience.

13. Glenferrie Oval

Just behind the major shopping strip of Glenferrie Road sits the original home of the AFL's Hawthorn Football Club. This public oval attracts many users for rest and recreation.

14. Take a frisbee

Glenferrie Oval gives plenty of latitude to the best and beginners alike.

15. Bray Park

There is a delightful linear park along the old railway branch line reserve that includes a playground and plenty of foliage spaces for inquisitive children to explore.


Features

Public Transport Public Transport
Playground Playground
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Drinking Water available Drinking Water available
Seating Available Seating Available
Public toilets Public toilets
Pram friendly Pram friendly
Historical Interest Historical Interest
Local Treasures Local Treasures
Park / Garden Park / Garden