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HOT: Princes Gardens, Prahran

princes gardens prahran

Princes Gardens Prahran is a green oasis just off busy Chapel Street and it has lots of features that make it a great place to hang out with kids for the day.

princes gardens prahran

The skate park at Princes Gardens is one of the most notable skate parks in Melbourne and thus it is very popular on the weekends and school holidays.

princes gardens prahran

Visit on a weekday, however, and you’ll probably have the place to yourself, making it a perfect location for preschoolers practising their bike, scooter and skateboarding skills.

princes gardens prahran

Baby 2.0 spends several hours switching from the mini bowl, the ledges and network of ramps.

princes gardens prahran

princes gardens prahran

He even drags his scooter up to the scary metal vert ramp before realising that it’s a *leeetle* too steep for him!

princes gardens prahran

Next to the skate park there is a basketball court which you can also ride on if no one’s playing.

For spectators the skate park has seating either on the equipment or the single park bench and some natural shade from the surrounding trees. Unfortunately there can be a bit of litter in the area.

princes gardens prahran

Also within Princes Gardens you’ll find a medium sized playground. It features climbing structures, a nest swing and spinners in bright curvy red lines.

princes gardens prahran

Within the park facilities include public toilets, water taps and tennis courts. Adjacent to the park is the independent theatre Chapel Off Chapel – which often hosts family-friendly programming, including the Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival in July every year – as well as Prahran Pool.

If you need a bite to eat there’s a plethora of choice along and around Chapel Street.


HOT Tips:

  • Skate park and playground suitable for toddlers (though skate park during off peak times only);
  • Suitable for older kids;
  • Basketball court;
  • picnic tables;
  • Toilets ;
  • Water tap; and
  • Time limited free street parking;
  • Walking distance to Chapel Off Chapel;
  • Walking distance to Chapel Street shops and cafes.

Princes Gardens, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran

Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts loves to blog about ways in which families can have more fun together!

She's a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned entrepreneur who combines her love for kids, food, travel and bikes into several passion projects.

She owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au; develops and produces bike-related creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com; and writes another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne with (non-kid related) reviews about things to do and places to go in Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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