Due to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions,

 we are excited to announce the reopening of some of our key services and community facilities. Find out more in our COVID-19 services update.

Boyd Park

Boyd Park features a shared path extending from Dandenong Road in the north, to the Dandenong Railway Reserve in the South.  The most popular activities in Boyd Park include cycling, walking, dog walking, use of picnic facilities, the playground area and open space areas for informal recreation. The park offers hundreds of metres of picturesque pathways.

Features

  • BBQ Facilities

  • Dogs – off leash

  • Dogs – on leash

  • Playground

  • Rotunda or picnic shelter

  • Tables

  • Seating

  • Shared path

How is COVID-19 impacting our parks?

For the continued good health of our community and as a measure to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 we will:


  • Not be accepting bookings for groups of more than 20 people (this will be reviewed on the 22nd June 2020).
  • Lawn bowls equipment at Packer Park will not be available for use.

Our playgrounds, outdoor gyms, skate park, netball courts, basketball hoops are now open and sportsgrounds are open to approved sports clubs. People should not gather in groups of more than 20, and stay 1.5 metres apart from others where possible.


Note: Playgrounds will now be included in Citywide’s Working for Victoria cleaning blitz which is funded by the State Government. We strongly encourage the community to still take their own precautions and practice safe hygiene. For further information on the cleaning blitz, visit Citywide's website.

Boyd Park originally formed part of the Outer Circle Railway which ran from Oakleigh to Fairfield Park between 1891 and 1897. After the railway closed, sections of land surrounding the railway link (now Boyd Park and surrounds) were fenced off and leased for agistment of horses and a riding school operated from there for a period of time. In 1992, the park was officially named Boyd Park to honour the Boyd family of painters, writers and musicians who had frequently visited the park.

Playground

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 can 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

The picnic shelter with picnic tables is located towards the north of Boyd Park, approximately 230m from the playground to which it is connected by a shared path.

BBQ facilities are available nearby to the picnic shelter and it also features a bike repair station.

The best access is from Nangana Road to the west and Wilson Street (north end closest to Narbethon Road). 

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.

Learn more about dog walking in Glen Eira

Works improvement

Boyd Park is undergoing works in the next few months.  The works include;

  • reinstatement of the path network
  • vegetation works
  • reconstruction of lawn areas
  • construction of irrigation systems, and;
  • new furniture.

These works are part of reinstatement works now that the Murrumbeena Flood Mitigation Project is complete and recommendations from the Outer Circle Railway Landscape Management Plan

The Management Plan was developed in anticipation of the reinstatement works.  

These works are being implemented with support from Melbourne Water and are expected to be completed by August 2020.