Darling Gardens

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

Council is seeking further community feedback on its Darling Gardens draft masterplan.

The draft masterplan was developed following public consultation in March 2014 and Council is now calling for further community input on the plan.

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)


We encourage you to read the full plan online and provide feedback via email to openspace@yarracity.vic.gov.au or post to Yarra City Council, C/O Carrie Lindsay, PO Box 168 Richmond 3121.

Please note, the closing date for feedback is Monday 31 August 2015.

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 2015.

For more information a please contact Carrie Lindsay, Coordinator Open Space Planning & Design, on 9205 5725. 


pdf format Darling Gardens - Summary of Masterplan Consultation - July and August 2014 (109.86 KB)

pdf format Darling Gardens - Summary of Preliminary Consultation - March 2014 (99.60 KB)

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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