Darling Gardens

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

Development of the Darling Gardens Masterplan

Council is developing a masterplan to guide the future improvement and management of Darling Gardens.

We are asking the community to help us identify key issues and opportunities for the Gardens so that they can be included in the masterplan.

You can have your say by filling in this online survey.

Alternatively you can send written feedback to Jo Bush, Open Space Coordinator c/o PO Box 168, Richmond VIC 3121 or at mbx.OpenSpace@yarracity.vic.gov.au

Community information session

A community information session will also be held to discuss the process for developing the masterplan.

The meeting will be held on Saturday 22 March from 10am-12pm at the rotunda in the Gardens.

We value your feedback. Your comments will help Council create a draft masterplan which will then be circulated to the community for further comment.

Council aims to have the draft plan prepared for community comment in July 2014.

For further information, please contact Jo Bush, Open Space Coordinator, on 9205 5794 or at mbx.OpenSpace@yarracity.vic.gov.au


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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