The Local Parks Program will create 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 pocket and dog parks announced soon
The Victorian Government will soon be announcing the first round of pocket and dog parks for funding.
The announcement is coming soon.
Local Parks program guidelines
Eligible councils were able to submit pocket park and dog park nominations for consideration for funding under Round 1 of the program.
- The Local Parks Program – New pocket parks guidelines were used to consider the locations for new pocket parks.
- The Local Parks Program – New off-leash enclosed dog parks guidelines were used to consider the locations for new dog parks.
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.
Page last updated: 20/03/20