Harleston Park

Harleston Park

Exciting new playground coming to Harleston Park

The new playground will feature a new and improved version of Glen Eira’s longest slide, all new play elements, an acorn cubby house, a sensory play space and a small basketball court. Other works will include plantings and the installation of new public toilet facilities. The playground will be fenced off during the construction and will reopen in mid-2019.

Harleston Park is named after the home town and birthplace in Norfolk of Sir Fredrick Grimwade who built Grimwade House, formerly Harleston House, in 1875. The property on which the house and gardens stood, occupied the whole of the block now bounded by Orrong and Balaclava Roads. In 1917 seven-acres, including Grimwade House, was donated to Melbourne Grammar School by the Grimwade family. Harleston Park is aptly named after Sir Fredrick Grimwade, with the name Harleston coming from his home town and birthplace in Norfolk.

Harleston Park is a quiet, well-established park and is very popular amongst the locals.

Dog leash information

The outter areas of Harleston Park is off-leash between 6am and 9am. Dogs must be on-leash at all other times within the park.

  • Glen Eira has designated areas (marked with green off-leash signs) in some parks that are off-leash areas.
  • Dogs must be on-leash at all times outside of your home unless within an off-leash area.
  • Dogs must also be under effective voice control at all times and kept on a leash that does not exceed 1.5 metres in length when within 20 metres of barbeques and picnic areas, children's playgrounds, sporting events, sportsground preparation and organised public meetings.



Seymour Road or Allison Road , Elsternwick 3185  View Map

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