Metropolitan Parks in Melbourne

This article is aimed at providing background to the metropolitan park’s strategy now being adopted by the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works and in particular the focus on public open space reserves that serve a wider section of the population and have regional or metropolitan significance.

The article concludes by stating that the metropolitan parks program and policies of the MMBW are among the most enlightened and far-sighted of any metropolitan area in the world today. The form, character, and direction of the city’s future growth could well be reflected by the physical and social importance attached to the metropolitan parks network which the Board has initiated.


Magazine article

Geographic Coverage



Copyright Owner: State of Victoria


Simsion, D (Author)


Australian Parks and Recreation: 1977