Darling Gardens

Gold Street, Clifton Hill 3068.
Melway ref: 2C, H3

Council has developed a draft masterplan to guide the future improvement and management of Darling Gardens.

The draft masterplan was developed following an initial round of public consultation in March 2014.

The plan recognises the aspects of the Darling Gardens which are most valued and protected by the community.
It proposes a careful balance between preserving the heritage character of the Gardens and introducing minor improvements to enhance the enjoyment and functionality of the park.

The draft masterplan can be viewed in full here: pdf format Darling_Gardens_Draft_Masterplan_-_July_2014 (2.72 MB)

Council sought community feedback on the plan in July and August 2014.

Feedback will be considered and adjustments made to the draft masterplan prior to Council adopting the final masterplan.
This is expected to occur by October 2014.

For more information about this project please contact Joanna Bush, Coordinator Open Space Planning & Design on 9205 5794.


About Darling Gardens

Darling Gardens is a peaceful retreat amidst busy Hoddle Street and Queens Parade in Clifton Hill.

Covering 7.2 hectares, the gardens were created in 1866. In the centre of the park you'll find a historic rotunda, as well as a children's playground, barbeque and picnic area.

Darling Gardens has plenty of open space, great for walking, running and playing, as well as shaded and sheltered areas.


Features and facilities

Features and facilities include:

  • Toilets
  • Playground
  • Barbeque
  • Sheltered areas
  • Seating
  • Picnic tables
  • Dog off-leash area Multi Zone.
  • Drinking fountains
  • On street parking


Click here to inquire about park hire.


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Further information regarding hiring of park facilities
Venues & Events
9205 5205

Further information regarding park maintenance
Jason Hocking
Coordinator - Open Space
9489 4588

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