COVID-19 update:

As per the Premier’s announcement on Sunday 2 August, we have been directed to move to Stage 4 restrictions. Find out more about how this will impact Council services in our COVID-19 services update.

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?

All Glen Eira playgrounds, outdoor fitness equipment, sports facilities and the Bailey Reserve skate park in Bentleigh East have been closed until further notice. Residents can still utilise our grassed spaces across the municipality. Exercise is now limited to one hour per day and no more than five kilometres from your home. Group size is limited to two people — you and one other person. Always remember to wear a face covering and practise social distancing.

Lighting will be provided from 5pm to 7.30pm for night time exercise at the following locations:

  • Caulfield Park, Caulfield North and Princes Park, Caulfield South
  • EE Gunn Reserve, Ormond and Duncan Mackinnon Reserve, Murrumbeena
  • McKinnon Reserve, McKinnon and King George VI Memorial Reserve, Bentleigh East.

For cyclists, the velodrome at Packer Park in Carnegie remains open and if you are looking at somewhere to run, the athletics track at Duncan Mackinnon Reserve in Murrumbeena is available during daylight hours. For the continued good health of our community, and as a measure to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have prevented use of drinking fountains and barbecues, closed all sportsgrounds to all sports clubs and suspended bookings for our venues, parks and reserves until further notice.

Stay safe. Be Kind.


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.