Why we love Parkville 

Vast parklands and grand terrace houses lend their considerable charm to this large neighbourhood in the north-east of the municipality.

Parkville sits on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Eastern Kulin.

The city’s knowledge economy is hard at work here. Parkville is part of the City North innovation precinct. It is home to major hospitals, as well as global biomedical research facilities.

The University of Melbourne is also at home here, attracting many additional residents to the area and lending weight to the precinct as an international education gateway.

In 2006, Parkville hosted elite athletes and officials in the purpose-built Commonwealth Games Village. Known as Parkville Gardens, this development is now an integrated, socially inclusive community with a mix of private and social housing, and aged care facilities.

Walk: The municipality’s largest open space, Royal Park, was carefully redesigned in the 1980s to evoke the original Australian landscape, and creates wildlife habitat with native vegetation and biodiversity gardens. 

Encounter: Royal Park wraps around a major tourist attraction, Melbourne Zoo. Play nine holes at the Royal Park public golf course, and you might even hear the lions roar. 

Play: Take the kids to the award-winning Nature Play playground in Royal Park, where they can scamper over rocky escarpments, play with water and explore a climbing forest in this natural play zone.

Have your say on new Neighbourhood Plans. Consultation is open until 30 April. For more information, visit Participate Melbourne.

A neighbourhood Future Melbourne Committee meetings was held at the Treacy Centre in Parkville on Tuesday 12 April 2022. Watch the recording.