View Street, Fairfield 3078
Melway ref: 31, C12
Alphington Park's peaceful surrounds on the banks of the Yarra River and wetlands are a scenic spot for a picnic.
A playground, barbeque area, sports ground, bowls club and dog friendly area will also keep the family occupied.
A sports ground with grandstand and bowls club are also located at Alphington Park.
Developed in 1912, Alphington Park is full of historical monuments, including the First World War Soldier's Memorial (built in 1921) and the Second World War memorial drinking fountain and playground (constructed in 1945).
The Yarra River wetlands that adjoin the park provide a glimpse of what the area looked like prior to European settlement.
The wetlands were revegetated in recent years, but several old trees still remain.
In October 2009, Alphington Park was officially certified as one of Victoria's most environmentally sustainable parks.
Native display gardens project
In June 2011, Council began work on six themed display gardens in the northern section of Alphington Park. In November 2011, Council received several complaints from local residents about structures, including totem poles, that had been installed in the gardens as part of the project. As a result of those complaints, Council invited all local residents to provide feedback on the structures. In early 2012, Ward Councillors considered the feedback received and decided to relocate the totem pole installation to another section of the park and remove a timber decking structure that had been placed beside on the display gardens.
Here is more information about the Native Display Gardens project.
Features and facilities
Features and facilities include:
- Dog-off lead area. Dogs may be exercised off lead before 9am and after 5pm.
- Picnic tables
- Drinking fountains
- Bike parking
- Off street parking
Alphington Park is wheelchair accessible, including an accessible toilet.
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Further information regarding hiring of park facilities
Further information regarding park maintenance
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