The Victorian Government is investing $4.3 million into a new all-abilities playscape and upgraded walking and running track at Wattle Park in Burwood.

Wattle Park is a much-loved park on Wurundjeri Country with significant natural and cultural heritage. It provides an important connection to native bush within a suburban landscape.

This project is part of the $154 million Suburban Parks Program which aims to support community health and wellbeing, social connectivity and access to green open space.

Pre-engagement for Wattle Park Master Plan is underway. We would like to hear your early ideas at online workshops and in-park walk in late 2021. Visit Eventbrite, or the Key Dates section of this page to register your interest.

Stage 2 consultation- 2021


The playscape will be a nature play area for children and families of all ages and abilities to enjoy. It will feature swings, spinners, water play, a Tram Fort, and a sensory garden. The trams are a key feature of the existing playground at Wattle Park. They will continue to be part of the park and connect to the playscape and surrounding picnic facilities.

Walking and running track

Parks Victoria is developing a 3.25 kilometre running and walking track at Wattle Park. The trail will be a granitic sand surface, which is the community’s preference.

There are existing tracks in Wattle Park that are popular for walking and running. This project will upgrade and improve connections to create a purpose-built walking and running track with signage.

Draft Design

Map showing Wattle Park with proposed track along Riversdale Road and Elgar Road, track circles oval and goes through the north west of the park towards Warrigal Road. Path links are noted to Warrigal Road Riversdale Road and Patterson Avenue.

High level image of draft layout for track. For full design report, download document below. Click image to enlarge.

Playscape design

Click on the dots to see examples of each type of play

Interactive map of the playscape. There are hotspot buttons you can click on to read the description of what is being proposed.

Stage 1 consultation- 2020

The stage 1 public consultation closed on 11 October 2020.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to contribute their feedback and ideas. All of the feedback received was analysed and a summary of the findings is avalaible below.

The final designs will be shared with the community in 2021 for further feedback.

How did you consider feedback in the design?

Community Information Session Presentation

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