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.

New dog and pocket parks announced

The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio 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 were selected to ensure they are easily accessible by public transport, road, or well-linked to bike and walking trails. These new projects seek to drive new investment and visitation in areas which are currently underutilised.

Local Parks Program - Round 1 Dog and Pocket Parks Map (PDF, 539.2 KB)

9 new dog parks

LGA

PROJECT

FUNDING ALLOCATION ($)

Brimbank

Cairnlea Dog Park, Cairnlea

275,000

Casey

Casey Fields Dog Park, Cranbourne East

275,000

Hume

Merrifield Dog Park, Mickleham

275,000

Kingston

Roy Dore Dog Park, Carrum

275,000

Knox

Emerson Place Reserve Dog Park, Rowville

275,000

Maribyrnong

Thompson Reserve Dog Park, Maribyrnong

275,000

Nillumbik

Eltham North Dog Park, Eltham North

275,000

Wyndham

Bulban Road Dog Park, Werribee

275,000

Stonnington

Thomas Oval Dog Park, South Yarra

275,000

TOTAL

$2,475,000

15 new pocket parks

LGA

PROJECT NAME

FUNDING ALLOCATION ($)

Port Phillip

Kings Place Plaza Pocket Park, South Melbourne

1,300,000

Port Phillip

Palais Theatre Forecourt Pocket Park, St Kilda

1,300,000

Glen Eira

Bentleigh Plaza Pocket Park, Bentleigh

1,300,000

Kingston

Horscroft Place Pocket Park, Moorabbin

700,000

Moreland

Frith Street Pocket Park, Brunswick

1,300,000

Glen Eira

Aileen Avenue Pocket Park, Caulfield South

1,300,000

Moonee Valley

Mount Alexander Road Triangle Pocket Park, Flemington

700,000

Brimbank

Glengala Pocket Park, Sunshine West

400,000

Banyule

Waterdale Road Pocket Park, Ivanhoe

1,300,000

Darebin

Oakover Pocket Park, Preston

400,000

Monash

Cambridge Street Pocket Park, Oakleigh

700,000

Stonnington

Mount Street Pocket Park, Prahran

1,300,000

Yarra

Cambridge Street Pocket Park, Collingwood

1,300,000

Yarra

Otter and Smith Streets Pocket Park, Collingwood

1,191,900

Maribyrnong

Birmingham Street Pocket Park, Yarraville

1,037,657

TOTAL

$15,529,557

Pocket park and dog park round 2 funding is now closed

Applications for eligible councils to submit project nominations as part of the second round of funding under the Local Parks Program closed on Monday 10 August 2020.

DELWP is currently assessing the project nominations and an announcement for new dog and pocket parks to be funded under the second round of the program will be announced in early 2021.

For more information:

Parks Revitalisation Grants Program is now closed

The $10 million Parks Revitalisation Grants Program is part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to create more than 6,500 hectares of parklands and trails across Melbourne. Good quality and well-maintained suburban parks are important for local communities. This program will give existing local parks new life to promote visitor numbers and to welcome a variety of different park users.

Applications for eligible councils to submit project nominations for the Parks Revitalisation Grants Program funding under the Local Parks Program closed at 5pm on Wednesday 9 September 2020.

DELWP is currently assessing the project nominations and an announcement for park upgrades to be funded under the Parks Revitalisation Grants Program will be announced in early 2021.

Parks Revitalisation Grants Program

More information

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Page last updated: 09/09/20