COVID-19 update:

We have entered the second step of the Victorian Roadmap. Find out how eased restrictions have impacted our services.

Springthorpe Gardens

Springthorpe Gardens is a quaint, picturesque park with lush trees and benches for relaxing. It's especially beautiful in early spring when the trees are blossoming. The park is named after well-known medical physician, Dr John Springthorpe.  

The gates on the corner of Tuckett Street and Neerim Road were the original lodge gates of the Royal Melbourne Hospital. In 1910, they were presented to Springthorpe in appreciation for his services. For many years they marked the entrance to his property  at what is now Joyous Gard Court. When he died in 1933 his house was demolished and the gates were donated to Caulfield Council.


  • Dogs – on leash

  • Seating

  • Walking Path

How is COVID-19 impacting our parks?

Our parks and open space remain open.

A limit of 10 people from a maximum of two households can meet outdoors (infants under 12 months of age are not included in the cap) for exercise or social interaction outside your home, as long as neither of you travel more than 25 kilometres from your home. Always remember to wear a face covering and practise social distancing.

To find out how the Victorian Government Stay at Home Stage 4 restrictions has impacted our facilities visit our Parks and playgrounds — Stage 4 restrictions page​.


Dog leash information

Springthorpe Gardens is an on-leash area at all times.

Learn more about dog walking in Glen Eira

Works improvements

Springthorpe Gardens is undergoing works in the next few months.  The works include;

  • reinstatement of the path network
  • vegetation works
  • reconstruction of lawn areas
  • construction of a new arbour
  • 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.