The main park after which the suburb was named was declared a public park and named in 1864 to honour Queen Victoria's consort, Prince Albert.
Today Albert Park lake is popular with strollers, runners and cyclists. Dozens of small yachts sail around the lake on sunny days.
The suburbs city-side location makes it an excellent choice for those working in the CBD, so you’ll find many single and independent people living in the area.
Albert Park’s shopping village around Bridport Street hums on a sunny day. It’s home to quality delis, boutiques, restaurants, bookstores and cafes. Take a stroll around Albert Park Lake (except when the Grand Prix is on), take in some art or theatre at Gasworks (or pick up some treats at their monthly farmers market), jog by the beach – you’ll never tire of the view.
Several tram routes service Albert Park, including tram route 1(along Victoria Avenue), tram route 12 (along Mills Street) and tram route 96 (light rail parallel to Canterbury Road). Bus services run through the suburb. There are segregated cycle facilities along the beach and Canterbury Roads, with marked bicycle lanes elsewhere.
A huge 225 hectares of parkland takes in the areas around Albert Park and the Albert Park Lake and there is an expansive off-leash dog area. The Coot Picnic Area at the far end has barbecues and a playground. Aughtie Dr, Alber t Park. Albert Park off-leash area is between Alan Davidson Field and Hockey Drive.
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