I'm very lucky to live in an area that is in the city, but also has lots of parks and green strips down behind all the houses.
This area could be a very unattractive strip along a stormwater drain, but the council has down a lot to make the old creek area very nice to be in. There's one particular part that's like a mini-bush-walk, with all native plants.
They are all in flower at the moment.
There is also a pond that is home to a lot of fish, lots of frogs (i think they are banjo frogs). Ducks also visit sometimes.