Harleston Park

Harleston Park is a quiet suburban park with a large playground area renowned for having the 'longest slide in Glen Eira'.  There are facilities for BBQs and small gatherings, as well as open spaces filled with large historic trees, making it an immensely popular Park amongst the Elsternwick community. 


  • BBQ Facilities

  • Dogs – off leash

  • Dogs – on leash

  • Toilets

  • Walking Path

  • Playground

  • Rotunda or picnic shelter

  • Tables

  • Seating

  • Basketball court

Harleston Park is named after the birthplace of Sir Fredrick Grimwade who built Grimwade House, formerly Harleston House, in 1875.


The playground at Harleston Park features a large and long slide that sits atop a natural hill. It also includes:

  • a climbing mound
  • a variety of other slides
  • a wizard's double tower fortress
  • a sensory maze with feature acorn cubby
  • giant bird's nest swing

A three-point basketball court provides alternative play opportunities, with the running stream water feature adding further character to this park.

Thank you to Sport Australia for their contribution to the three-point basketball court as part of the Community Sport Infrastructure Grant.

Picnic shelters and BBQs

There are two picnic shelters in Harleston Park all with access to nearby BBQ facilities.

  • Allison Road shelter- solid roof rotunda with 2 rectangular picnic tables, located adjacent to the acorn cubby house.
  • Seymour Street shelter – solid roof rotunda with 2 rectangular picnic tables, located across from the basketball ring.

Book and reserve a picnic shelter or outdoor event

To book or find more information visit our Picnic Shelter and Outdoor Events Booking page

Dog leash information

  • The outer area of Harleston Park, external to the playground and picnic shelters, is off-leash between 6am and 9am.
  • Dogs must be on-leash at all other times within the park. 
  • Dogs must be on-leash within 20 metres 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.

Learn more about dog walking in Glen Eira