Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
A Tiny City Park Beside the Yarra River
The park lies beside the river near what is fast becoming the convention centre of Melbourne. It provides a green resting place for visitors and workers in the World Congress Centre, Casino and Exhibition Centre.
Ron Robertson-Swann's Vault (the "Yellow Peril" as it was once known in Melbourne). This sculpture, originally placed in the Melbourne city square was removed after a public outcry. It was covered in black streaks when we visited in 1996 -- tracks from teenage skateboarders, and has since been moved (again) to Southbank Precinct.
Items of Interest: The seagull covered helipad, and a rather nice bluestone control tower.
Nearby: Crown Casino, Melbourne Convention Centre (World Congress Centre, Melbourne Exhibition centre), Southern Cross (previously Spencer Street) Railway station, Yarra River, nearby Enterprize Park, Old Customs House (Immigration Museum), Sealife Aquarium, Southbank Precinct
Just the facts:
Batman Park, Melbourne inner city
Corner Spencer and Flinders Streets, Melbourne. City Circle tram or any tram along Flinders Street going towards Spencer Street - then walk under railway bridge or walk from Southern Cross Station or Flinders Street Station.
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