Darling Gardens

Gold Street, Clifton Hill

Darling Gardens

Darling Gardens

Gold Street, Clifton Hill

With a strong heritage character, Darling Gardens is a peaceful retreat near Queens Parade, Clifton Hill. This park has plenty of expansive lawns, making it ideal for walking, running and playing. It's shady and sheltered avenues provide cool respite on hot summer days. The children's playground is a popular spot for families and to catch up with friends. Half of the park is designated dog off-leash, making it easy for our 4 legged friends to catch up with their mates. Personal Trainers are welcome to use this site if they have obtained a permit.

Features and facilities

  • public toilets
  • playground. Note: Dogs are not allowed within the playgrounds at any time. Dogs must be kept on-leash within 10 metres of playground areas. 
  • barbeque
  • picni tables
  • drinking fountains
  • sheltered areas 

Where can I take my dog in this park?

This park has dog on-leash and dog off-leash zones. The dog off-leash zone is marked in purple. View Darling Gardens Off Leash Area in a larger map


Irrigation Works

As part of our 2017-18 Capital Works Program we have committed to improving the watering system in Darling Gardens. The irrigation system throughout the gardens will be replaced with a modern, efficient watering system. These improvements will help the trees and lawn remain healthy, particularly during the warmer months of the year. Park users will enjoy an improved landscape with shady trees and green lawns. 

The works are scheduled for mid-October and will be finished in February 2018.

During this time, sections of Darling Gardens will be closed, with fencing, for the safety of contractors and the public. All works will be carried out between 7am-6pm Monday to Friday by our contractor, ULS Group.


What are the future plans for Darling Gardens? 

You can find more information about the future plans for Darling Gardens by downloading the Darling Gardens Masterplan

Location and contacts

Contact us about park maintenance

9205 5555


Clifton Hill