St Vincent Gardens

St Vincent Gardens, Albert Park: Address, St Vincent Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

St Vincent Gardens
4.5
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Michele
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Magical playground ruined, people want to replace with worse after ruining and we want our magic playground back.
Feb. 2020
Growing up, I adored the playground here. As a current teenager, I loved it equally as much. The playground was a magical one, full of fun afternoons spent there having water fights in the summer, and playing tag, hauling around our winter coats during winter, the fresh air blowing around us with the slightest trace of salt in it from the beach close by. But, the thing that really made us all love it, were the pommel swings. There were 4 of them, and they were the essence of my childhood. They worked sort of like a combination of a seesaw and swing, where you would literally swing up and down, as if on a seesaw, and you had the freedom to swing around on it like a swing. My brother and I loved those things so much, they were the highlight of our lives for many many years, and the memories made were amazing. One day, we came to the park, as usual. It was gone. The devastation, the anger, the betrayal my brother and I, and surely many others felt. It felt to my brother and I like a part of us had just died. A part of our childhood, a par of US. It seems that someo had ruined it for everyone, and now, there was absolutely nothing special about that playground. It makes me so devastated to see my favourite thing in the world as a child, and still my current favourite place to go snatched away by a Karen. Some ridiculous helicopter parents may say that it was dangerous, but nowadays, a child wouldn't be allowed to hold a piece of paper because the parents are scared of a papercut. What is childhood if you don't fall over, scape your knee a little, get stung by a bee? I understand if something can endanger a child's life, but there was nothing about that playground that could kill or injure a child. I survived, why couldn't everyone else? Why was it ruined? The double standards that are created for us all are inescapable. I've been told all my life by Karens that I shouldn't be "on my phone" like "every other teenager", and yet when I don't even use my phone much and want to spend my time at my favourite playground to play there, those same people take it away from me. I am so furious about this, and I know that one single TripAdvisor review won't change anything, but I hope that by writing this, they will at least give me my playground back, so after COVID-19, I can continue being in my favourite place. PLEASE. If someone at The City Of Port Phillip is reading this, I'M BEGGING YOU. Give us all our beloved playground back. By taking the swing set away, you've taken the whole playground away, but wait, you're literally going to do that as well.

Thank you for listening to my ted talk.

(P.S, I didn't go to the park during COVID-19, I visited before, but it's been such a long time I can't remember the exact date I went there)

I've just done some research, and they're supposedly planning on "upgrading" the playground. I'm just going too go ahead and say it; it's a bad design. We don't care if the playground is brand new or looks fancy to the adults, we want our fun swings and a playground to play on, and I would know. WE. DON'T. CARE. WHAT. IT. LOOKS. LIKE. The whole point of playgrounds is to play and have fun, but it seems that this has been forgotten and adults insist that the whole point of them is so that it looks "good" and "appeals to everyone", even though it doesn't. I am disappointed at whoever decided to ruin this special place for everyone. They took the swing set down, are about (or maybe even have started, God knows) to tear down the whole playground, and it's so unfair and outright a load of rubbish. It's like telling us that the playground in Albert Park majority made of wood (as children, we called it, "The Wooden Playground, and the name stuck) was getting redesigned, but before they do that, they take the best parts away from it. It's just a bad idea. Plain and simple. Same as this. Please, listen to me.
Written August 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

platypus150
Melbourne, Australia21,972 contributions
A great wander
Feb. 2020 • Friends
The setting is beautiful, surrounded by Victorian era mansions. Within the park there are tall trees, flower gardens, and people enjoying the lawns, the sunshine, and being outside. The #1 tram goes right through this Park.
Written February 23, 2020
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Vic W
Albert Park, Australia21 contributions
Lovely park - but toilets basic
Jan. 2020
Beautiful little quiet park, but playground equipment due for an upgrade later this year (2020). No BBQ facilities, basic toilets.
Written January 8, 2020
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John M
Geelong, Australia1,219 contributions
A lovely area for a quiet contemplative stroll
Nov. 2019
If you ignore the bowling greens in part of the gardens, the remainder has beautiful, mature trees of many and varied species, and lovely well tended garden beds. It is a really great place to stroll and think.
Written November 18, 2019
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Ozmover
Melbourne Australia13 contributions
Lovely gardens
Jan. 2018 • Friends
Really pretty gardens with plenty of seating. Lovely to visit with a picnic at lunch time. Not far from Albert Park shops.
Written December 19, 2018
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Michael C
8 contributions
Beautiful Park in the best street in Melbourne.
Jun. 2018 • Family
A beautiful park between St Vincent's Place North and South. Worth taking a walk on the outside to see the parade of 1880's boom architecture. Within the park is a bowling green, tennis courts, lawns,toilets, shade trees and a good children's playground at the western end. The #1 tram to South Melbourne Beach cuts through the middle on Montague St.
Written August 8, 2018
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platypus150
Melbourne, Australia21,972 contributions
Streetscape is impressive
Jul. 2018 • Solo
The gardens are pleasant, with a bowling green, public toilets, shady spots, lawns, old trees and a playground. However, the old mansions that surround it are well worth a look, too.
Written July 27, 2018
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Pharo2s
10 contributions
This is the park you want to visit!
Apr. 2018 • Couples
Forget the famnous park with the big lake. This much smaller park has much more soul and is a lovely little park to visit.
Written April 29, 2018
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Elizabeth N
Elwood, Australia81 contributions
Garden Haven in Albert Park 🙏
Jan. 2018 • Couples
Love these gardens - beautiful for a stroll or picnic or just sitting on a bench breathing in the energised air 🌳
Love taking the weekend papers and a rug and sprawling out for a few hours with a snooze along the way !
Written January 21, 2018
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Andy C
29 contributions
Absolute favourite!
Jan. 2017 • Solo
These gardens have been a firm favourite of mine, ever since I could walk. I love the ambience; the old, spreading trees and flowers in carpet bedding. Also the memorial to the Boer War, which is quite unusual for Melbourne, and evidence of one of the first international conflicts in which Australians were involved. It's a wonderful place, surrounded by beautiful heritage architecture. Good for a wander, or to just sit and dream, and watch the tennis players or bowlers come and go.
Written December 9, 2017
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