The Local Parks Program creates green spaces for local communities to relax, enjoy and play in. Pocket parks provide communities in dense, urban areas with the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of green open space that they may otherwise miss out on.
The Local Parks Program will provide funding for:
- 25 new pocket parks
- 16 off-leash dog parks
- $10 million towards revitalisation of existing parks with facilities such as new and improved playgrounds, landscaping, picnic and toilet facilities.
Successful new dog and pocket parks announced
The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio has announced 9 new dog parks and 15 pocket parks under Round 1 of the program with the planning for these parks already well underway.
Park locations have been selected to ensure they are easily accessible by public transport, road, or well-linked to bike and walking trails. These new projects also seek to drive new investment and visitation in areas which are currently underutilised.
9 new dog parks
FUNDING ALLOCATION ($)
Cairnlea Dog Park, Cairnlea
Casey Fields Dog Park, Cranbourne East
Merrifield Dog Park, Mickleham
Roy Dore Dog Park, Carrum
Emerson Place Reserve Dog Park, Rowville
Thompson Reserve Dog Park, Maribyrnong
Eltham North Dog Park, Eltham North
Bulban Road Dog Park, Werribee
Thomas Oval Dog Park, South Yarra
15 new pocket parks
FUNDING ALLOCATION ($)
Kings Place Plaza Pocket Park, South Melbourne
Palais Theatre Forecourt Pocket Park, St Kilda
Bentleigh Plaza Pocket Park, Bentleigh
Horscroft Place Pocket Park, Moorabbin
Frith Street Pocket Park, Brunswick
Aileen Avenue Pocket Park, Caulfield South
Mount Alexander Road Triangle Pocket Park, Flemington
Glengala Pocket Park, Sunshine West
Waterdale Road Pocket Park, Ivanhoe
Oakover Pocket Park, Preston
Cambridge Street Pocket Park, Oakleigh
Mount Street Pocket Park, Prahran
Cambridge Street Pocket Park, Collingwood
Otter and Smith Streets Pocket Park, Collingwood
Birmingham Street Pocket Park, Yarraville
Round 2 of Pocket park and dog park funding now open
A second round of funding for both programs is now open to eligible councils.
Applications close at 5pm on Monday 10 August 2020.
For more information:
- Pocket Parks Round 2 program guidelines (PDF, 1.1 MB)
- Dog Parks Round 2 program guidelines (PDF, 342.0 KB)
Parks Revitalisation Grants Program opens shortly
This program will be open to all councils in metropolitan Melbourne to upgrade and improve facilities and infrastructure in existing parks and reserves. The Local Parks Program – Park Revitalisation Guidelines will be available for local councils soon.
To be kept up to date about future announcements or to send an enquiry, please contact the Local Parks program.
Page last updated: 01/06/20