Curtain Square

Rathdowne Street, Carlton North

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Curtain Square

Rathdowne Street, Carlton North

Situated in the Rathdowne Street shopping precinct, Curtain Square is a popular spot to relax and enjoy a coffee.

The extensive playground provides entertainment for the kids, while the shady lawns are an ideal place to relax and retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.

A fully enclosed dog off-leash area is ideal for 4 legged friends to catch up with their mates.

Features and facilities

  • Public Toilets
  • Shelter (cannot be reserved)
  • Shaded Playground
    • Dogs are prohibited within playgrounds at any time.
    • Dogs must be kept on-leash within 10 metres of playground areas.
  • Basketball court
  • Drinking fountains
  • Dogs are permitted off leash in the fenced dog run, otherwise must be on leash

Designated areas available for hire

To book the park for an event, you will require an event permit. To book a space please log into our booking system here. If you are a first time user please register with us

You can view the map of bookable areas (PDF, 66kb).

Event Permit Requirements

You will need a permit if one of these conditions apply: 

  • There will be more than 50 attendee.
  • Your event is catered by an external supplier.
  • You are charging participants a fee to attend.
  • You require amplified sound
  • You require vehicle access to drop off equipment.
  • Your event requires a specific location.
  • You are having a wedding ceremony
  • You plan to erect large structures (small 3x3 marquees are permitted: must be weighted down and secured safely. Spikes or pegs are strictly prohibited.) 
  • A minimum of two weeks’ notice is required for all potential permits
  • The event permit must be carried out by the hirer at all times
  • Alcohol may be consumed within the park between 9am and 9pm – no permit required. Alcohol may not be sold within the park without an appropriate temporary liquor license.
  • Download and read our conditions of hire.


Curtain Square is wheelchair accessible, including an accessible toilet.

Location and Contacts

Contact us about park maintenance

9205 5555

[email protected]

Carlton North