Central Park

Covering almost 19 acres, Central Park is embellished with avenue trees, shrubs and flowerbeds and adjoined by an open oval for cricket, soccer, and other team sports.  

It is home to one of the oldest conservatories in Victoria and is one of a handful of Edwardian public gardens.  

Sports grounds

Central Park Oval (soccer and cricket)


Soccer and cricket.


2 soccer pitches, 2 synthetic cricket wickets and public toilets.


Central Park Pavilion


2.5 hectare.


Central Park Rangers, Highlander United Soccer Club, Toorak Prahran Cricket Club, St Andrews Gardiner Cricket Club, and Malvern Cricket Club.

Apply to hire sports grounds


In 1906, Malvern Council purchased an undeveloped land on the Gascoigne Estate. The area had formed part of a golf course that spanned over the nearby Hedgeley Dene Gardens.

The park was laid out with its sportsground and recreational gardens in 1908.

For more information, contact the Stonnington History Centre.

Public transport

The nearest public transport services are:

  • Tram route 5 along Wattletree Road
  • Bus route 624 along Burke Road

Use Public Transport Victoria's Journey planner.