Coronavirus disease (COVID-19):

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a current health issue. We are regularly monitoring the most up-to-date information provided by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. Find out more.

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.


  • 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 have:

  • closed all playgrounds and outdoor fitness equipment
  • turned off drinking fountains and barbecues
  • closed all sportsgrounds to all sports clubs
  • suspended bookings for our venues, parks or reserves until further notice.
The Australian Government has announced new limits on all non-essential gatherings — you can only go out for personal exercise in our parks on your own or with one other person.

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.


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