The Outer Circle Railway connected Fairfield to Oakleigh with over 16km of track and 11 stations. After the Outer Circle Railway closed, sections of land surrounding the railway link were leased for agistment of horses and a riding school, then in 1992 the park was opened to the public and officially named Boyd Park to honour the Boyd family who were painters, writers and musicians who frequently visited the park.
The playground is central to Boyd Park and is most popular with younger children. In keeping with the theme of the railway history, the playground includes:
- train with a slide
- climbing frame
- tractor springer
- balancing equipment
The playground is most easily be accessed from the west via Wahroongaa Road and the east via Wilson Street (south end closest to Lawrance Street).
Picnic shelter and BBQs
A picnic shelter with picnic tables is located towards the north of Boyd Park, approximately 230m from the playground.
BBQ facilities are available nearby the picnic shelter and it also features a bike repair station.
This Picnic Shelter is not bookable however Boyd Park can be reserved for large events. To book or find more information visit our Picnic Shelter and Outdoor Events Booking page.
Dog Leash Information
- The northern section from Gilsland Road to Dandenong Road and the southern section from Lawrance Street to Neerim Road are off-leash areas.
- The middle section, including the playground area, is on-leash.
- Dogs must be on-leash within 20 meters of barbecues and picnic areas, children’s playgrounds, sports and recreation facilities, both public and sporting events (includes set up and take down), and any Park maintenance activities.
- Dogs are not permitted within fenced playgrounds and sports and recreation facilities.