Parks and Gardens
The Wurundjeri people used this land and its surrounds prior to European settlement
Covering almost 19 acres, Central Park is decoratively embellished with avenue trees, shrubs and flowerbeds and adjoined by an open oval for cricket and other team sports.
Como and Como North Parks
Located adjacent to the Yarra River, with the nearby Yarra River Biodiversity Project and the historic Como house, and surrounded by large shady trees, Como Park and Como Park North provide the perfect surrounds for a leisurely picnic.
Glen Iris Wetlands
The Glen Iris Park wetlands were inspired by a strong belief that open space along the Gardiners Creek Valley should serve an ecological and educational role, rather than being purely recreational and ornamental.
Hedgeley Dene Garden
Hedgeley Dene situated amidst beautiful residential gardens and period houses, is one of Malvern's most attractive and popular gardens.
Malvern Gardens in High Street were Malvern's first public gardens.
McArthur Street Park
McArthur St Reserve, located next door to the Maternal and Child Health Centre, offers a good range of facilities for a relatively small park. This park was recently upgraded to include additional play and interactive features throughout the garden for children to explore.
The Phoenix Park precinct is the heart of Malvern East, providing a wonderful location for the community to meet, learn from one another, attend activities and recreate.
The parks and gardens are ideal for individuals, families or groups to enjoy, and offer:
- Quiet places to sit and relax
- Playground areas and fitness trails
- Picnic and BBQ areas
- Sporting grounds for football, cricket, hockey and soccer
- Open space for walking your dog, jogging or kicking the footy
- Open basketball and tennis courts
Parks and Gardens around Stonnington can be hired for social, community, commercial or private gatherings. For more information, call Recreation Services on 8290 1333.