Urban Parks Active Wellbeing Program
Parks play an important role in boosting the health and wellbeing of local communities across Victoria. These open green spaces help connect people with nature, and provide opportunities for recreation, relaxation and spending time with friends and family.
The Urban Parks Active Wellbeing Program is a $21 million project funded by the Victorian Government, delivering upgrades to 21 parks across Melbourne, to ensure they continue to support healthy communities.
The project will deliver:
- New and upgraded visitor facilities such as picnic shelters and tables, toilets, trails, carparks, BBQs, playground equipment and signage at 18 of Melbourne’s popular urban parks.
- An extension of the iconic Bay Trail at Point Cook, building the missing link between Williamstown and Point Cook Coastal Park to provide a continuous off-road journey for walkers, runners and cyclists.
- Repairs to the historic seawall at Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park, to ensure the wall and promenade are preserved and safe for visitors to enjoy for years to come.
- New and refurbished visitor facilities as part of the Wattle Park upgrades project and the Plenty Gorge Park upgrades project.
Find out more about these works below.
Upgrades at 18 parks
18 popular urban parks will receive new and upgraded visitor facilities, such as picnic shelters and tables, toilets, trails, carparks, BBQs, playground equipment and signage.
Bay Trail extension at Point Cook
The iconic Bay Trail will be extended at Point Cook, providing walkers, runners and cyclists with a continuous off-road journey from Williamstown to Point Cook Coastal Park.
Point Gellibrand seawall repairs
The historic seawall at Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park will be repaired, to ensure the wall and promenade are safe for the community to enjoy for years to come.
Wattle Park upgrades
We are upgrading the Wattle Park picnic area with new barbecues, picnic shelters and tables and making improvements to the road and car park on Monsbourgh Drive.
Plenty Gorge Park upgrades
We are upgrading the Hawkstowe Picnic Area with an accessible toilet, a new playscape, an improved entrance and better connection between the Hawkstowe carpark and Le Page Homestead.
Where are we making improvements?
We’ll be delivering upgrades at 21 popular urban parks across Melbourne, as outlined below.