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Harleston Park

Harleston Park playground is now open

Come and check out the speed of the new-and-improved long slide, shoot a few hoops and climb the Wizard's Tower.

Please be aware, there are some minor works continuing as we construct an additional picnic shelter and BBQ area.


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

The picnic shelter is located beside the playground, with multiple picnic tables available for social gatherings, birthday parties and various celebrations. There are BBQ facilities nearby to the picnic shelter to add another element to your picnic.

The redevelopment of the play space at Harleston Park will also see a secondary picnic shelter constructed and available for hire.

Book a picnic shelter

Please contact us by email or phone:

t: 9524 3333

Please note:  A minimum of 5 business days’ notice 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

  • 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. 

Learn more about dog walking in Glen Eira