Birrarung Marr is one of Melbourne's newest major park (2002) located on the north side of the Yarra River next to Federation Square
From Princes Bridge, the park incorporates three terraces of contrasting grass and sand. The Lower Terrace follows the curve of the Yarra River and retains sections of the original avenue of elm trees. The Middle Terrace hosts temporary facilities linked to events held at the MCG or Melbourne Park, while the Upper Terrace has views of the Arts Centre Melbourne's spire and St Paul's Cathedral.
If you're visiting Birrarung Marr with children, drop into the children's art centre and gallery ArtPlay or visit the ArtPlay Playground's stimulating collection of slides and sandpits.
The Birrarung Wilam installation celebrates the diversity of Victoria's indigenous culture by interpreting stories through public artworks. A winding pathway acknowledges the significance of the eel as a traditional food source and a semicircle of metal shields represents each of the five groups of the Kulin Nation.
Other features of Birrarung Marr include Deborah Halpern's two-headed Angel sculpture and the Federation Bells, ringing out three times daily with different compositions. The park's William Barak pedestrian bridge leads directly to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
A must see within the park are the Federation Bells - 1,920 individual bells.
❊ What's On ❊
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ Birrarung Marr Melbourne | Map
❊ Web Links ❊
→ Birrarung Marr
→ Birrarung Marr Map
→ Guide to all Melbourne parks
❊ Also See... ❊
→ Birrarung Wilam Aboriginal Walking Tour
→ City of Melbourne
→ Federation Bells
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