Fairfield Park

Heidelberg Road, Fairfield

Fairfield Park

Fairfield Park

Heidelberg Road, Fairfield

Fairfield Park is the perfect destination for relaxing on the banks of the Yarra River. The park is a popular tourist attraction, with the Fairfield Boathouse and Amphitheatre within.

Relax while rowing a boat or paddling a canoe along the peaceful Yarra waters, or enjoy a stroll through the park. It is the ideal spot for a picnic, with BBQ facilities available. There's also plenty of open grassed areas to get active, as well as being close to public transport.

Features and facilities

  • Public toilets
  • Playground
    • Dogs are prohibited within playgrounds
    • Dogs must be kept on-leash within 10 metres of playground areas
  • Fairfield Boathouse & Tea Gardens
  • Fairfield Amphitheatre
  • Shady trees and lawns
  • Sheltered areas
  • Drinking fountains
  • BBQs/Picnic tables (cannot reserve)
  • Ivanhoe Northcote Canoe Club
  • Cricket nets
  • 2x soccer grounds, 1x cricket ground
    • Dogs are allowed off-leash in unfenced sporting grounds only when the grounds are not in use for approved sporting events (including training)
    • Dogs must be kept on-leash within 10 metres of sporting grounds when they are in use for approved sporting events (including training)
  • Sports pavilion
  • Dog off-leash park, except as advised above
  • Car parking and bike parking

Designated areas available for hire

Personal Trainers are welcome to use this site if they have obtained a permit.

To book the sports ground, please refer to our bookings page.

To book the park for an event, you will require an event permit.

To book a space please log into our booking system. If you are a first time user please register with us

Event Permit Requirements

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

  • There will be more than 50 attendees.
  • 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. At least two months' notice is required for large events.
  • 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.

You can view the map of bookable areas (PDF, 84kb).


Most of Fairfield Park's attractions are accessible and can be enjoyed by everyone.

Location and contacts

Book this space

Apply for major events


For more information please contact the events team

Ph: 03 9205 5205



Contact us about park maintenance

Ph: 03 9205 5555