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Citizen's Park, Queenscliffe

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by KJ (subscribe)
Published May 29th 2017
A grassy parkland area that's perfect for a picnic


Citizen's Park is one of two parklands located on the Queenscliffe Foreshore Reserve, and is an ideal spot to have a picnic, take in the views or go for a walk and learn about the history of the area.

The park consists of a large grassy area with a beautiful range of trees, including Monterey Cypress, Norfolk Island Pines, and indigenous Moonah and Boobialla trees.

There's a walking track along the far side of the park, with seats and signage providing information on the history of the area and people from the area.



Part-way along, there is a path leading down to the beach and the Queenscliffe & District Neighbourhood House.

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There is a pathway leading down towards the beach


The views from the pathway are lovely, with the beach and pier visible in the distance.

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The view from Citizen's Park


The park is a very popular picnic spot during Summer, with a number of public barbecues and picnic tables available for use (and plenty of grassy areas to throw down a picnic rug).

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The public barbecues and picnic tables at Citizen's Park


In the centre of the park, there's a rotunda, which offers shade, shelter and extra seating:

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The Rotunda in Citizen's Park, Queenscliffe


The facilities are fairly good - there's a public toilet block, rubbish bins (general waste and recycling), drinking fountains and free parking available.

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One of the drinking fountains


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The public toilet block


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There are general waste bins and recycling bins


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Picnic tables set amongst the trees


On the other side of the rotunda, there is a small playground with a climbing structure, slides, noughts and crosses and a see-saw. It's set over pine bark and best suited for younger children.

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The playground at Citizen's Park, Queenscliffe


Further down, there is a set of two swings. The playground equipment is fairly limited, so if you have children who are looking for a bit more variety, you could head over to the popular Princess Park playground, which is only a short walk away.

As with Princess Park, the whole foreshore reserve area does get very busy during the summer holidays, however during the cooler months it's usually fairly quiet, particularly during the week.

Overall, it's a nice place for a picnic or a relaxing walk.


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Why? To have a picnic, go for a walk, explore the history of the area, or let the kids have a play.
When: Any time
Where: Citizen's Park, Gellibrand Street, Queenscliffe, VIC
Cost: Free
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