Darling Gardens

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

The Darling Gardens Masterplan was developed following public consultation between March 2014 and August 2015.

The plan recognises the aspects of the Darling Gardens which are most valued and protected by the community.

It provides 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 plan can be viewed in full here: pdf format Darling Gardens Masterplan 2015 (2.94 MB)

Playground upgrade

In 2017, Council is planning to upgrade the playground in Darling Gardens with improved equipment, increased natural play opportunities and more shade.

Find out more about the Darling Gardens Playground upgrade.

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 or park maintenance
9205 5555

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