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Dandenong Park

Proposed upgrade to north area of Dandenong Park

The City of Greater Dandenong is continuing to invest in Dandenong Park, with planned improvements to the park’s northern precinct located between Foster Street and Dandenong Creek. Connecting the city and the park is a significant step forward in achieving a more liveable Dandenong.

This new and exciting vision for the park is reflected in the concept design. The proposed concept design brings the park into the 21st century - whilst respecting its past.

Design principles

  • A city park: promote the connection and proximity to Central Dandenong – Lonsdale Street and the civic spine

  • Movement and circulation: encourage greater park usage through a safe and functional circulation network

  • Heritage values recognised: celebrate and acknowledge former park uses through engaging and integrated interpretive markers

  • Planting: honour and revere existing trees and propose succession planting for the enjoyment of future generations

  • More diverse park acitivites and events: create a range of park activities and flexible spaces that are attractive and usable for the entire community

  • Park amenities: provide park amenities that support park visitors and assist in maintaining its presentation


Proposed upgrades and timeframes

A shared path with lighting and park furniture will be one of the first projects that are implemented. The path will provide a new pedestrian and cycle connection from Lonsdale Street to Dandenong Creek. It is expected to be completed by 30 July 2017.

A new public amenities facility is also planned for the park. It is expected to be completed by December 2017.

Over time, the north area precinct will be developed further with new picnic and bbq facilities, heritage interpretation, an events stage, a perimeter gravel walking path with fitness stations and multi-purpose activity areas as funding becomes available.


View Dandenong Park concept plan (PDF - 2.21MB)


Have your say

If you would like any further information on the project or would like to provide some feedback, you can do so by:

You can give feedback until Friday 7 April.


About Dandenong Park

Location

174 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong (Melway 90E8).

Vehicle access via Lonsdale Street or Pultney Street.

The park can also be accessed by the Dandenong Creek Bike Trail.


Things to do

  • Go for a walk through the leafy park, and take a look at the Rotary Waterwheel
  • Enjoy the annual flower displays
  • Go for a ride along the Dandenong Creek Bike Trail
  • Play a game of croquet or lawn bowls 
  • Visit the new district playground and its adjoining picnic and BBQ area


Facilities

  • District playground
  • Picnic and BBQ area
  • Shelter
  • Playground
  • Dandenong Creek bike trail
  • Toilets


About the park

Dandenong Park is a lovely formal park in the heart of the Dandenong. Established over 100 years ago, it is one of the most significant parklands in the municipality, having strong historical and cultural links with Dandenong.

The park has a large range of  well established exotic tree species throughout the reserve, including a significant oak  which was planted in the 1880s. There is also some mature River Red Gums, which are indigenous and a part of the original landscape. 

The Dandenong Creek Trail runs through the park, providing path connections to the Dandenong Creek regional bike trail and nearby sporting facilities.

There is a fantastic new district playground with picnic and BBQ facilities for families and friends to visit, plus extensive picnic and BBQ facilities around the park.


Dandenong Park playground

As part of the implementation of the Dandenong Park Master Plan, the Dandenong Park district playground was opened in August 2012 and features: 

  • Sand pits with built-in play equipment
  • Water play area
  • Lookout tower
  • Multi-level play area with poles, slides and play spaces


Dandenong Park Master Plan

The Dandenong Park Regional Leisure Precinct Master Plan (July 2007) aims to define how the Dandenong Park can realise its potential as a multi-purpose open space area that enables a broad range recreational pursuits, is fully integrated with Dandenong’s city centre and surrounding residential areas and is well used by our diverse community.

More information about the Dandenong Park Master Plan


Nearby parks

  • Shepley Oval
  • Thomas Carroll Reserve
  • Falkiner Reserve