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.

Gardenvale Park

Gardenvale Park provides significant green space for play, relaxing with a good book or small social gatherings through the use of the picnic shelter and BBQ. It is a great location to enjoy some time away under the beautiful trees that line the park.


  • BBQ Facilities

  • Dogs – on leash

  • Rotunda or picnic shelter

  • Walking Path

  • Playground

  • Tables

  • Seating

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.


This playground received an upgrade in 2019.  Under the natural shade of trees as well as shade sails, the new playground equipment includes

  • a series of climbing challenges
  • a net bridge and obstacle bridge
  • fixed hanging rings
  • slides
  • shop counter, mirror panel and voice tubes
  • a music panel
  • rockers
  • swings

Picnic shelter and BBQs

The picnic shelter is located close to the playground, with picnic tables available for social gatherings. There are BBQ facilities nearby to the picnic shelter to add another element to your picnic.

Book and reserve a picnic shelter

To apply online you will need to create an account or login. The cost to book a picnic shelter starts at $140.

The full booking fee payment is required within 48 hours of receipt of invoice. 

You are required to email us proof of payment if your booking has been approved within 48 hours notice from your booking date.

Equipment such as marquees, jumping castles, petting zoos and BBQs are not permitted without written consent from us. 

Please note:  A minimum notice of 2 business days is required for all bookings (subject to availability).

BBQs are a free communal facility for all users of the park. They are not included as part of a picnic shelter reservation.

Dog leash information

Gardenvale Park is an on-leash area, which means you must keep your dog on-leash at all times.