Parks and playgrounds
With a diverse selection of recreational facilities available, you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for in The Artisan Hills.
Whether it's a dog park, skate park, nature reserve, playground, swimming pool, leisure centre, golf course or sports ground, browse what we have on offer.
Search our list or download our Explore Nillumbik map at the bottom of the page. Our top playgrounds are:
Alistair Knox Park
Location: 829 Main Road, Eltham. View map
Features: Accessible, BBQ, BMX Track, bicycle paths, lake or river, picnic tables, playground, shade areas, toilets, walking trails (paved), car park
AIan Marshall Reserve
Location: 1275 Main Road, Eltham. View map
Features: Picnic tables, playground.
Eltham Lower Park
Location: 570 Main Road, Eltham. View map
Features: Accessible, bicycle paths, lake or river, picnic tables, playground, shade areas, sports oval, toilets, walking trails (paved), car park, walking trails (unpaved), disabled toilets. See our picture gallery
Eltham North Adventure Playground
Set amongst native trees and the Eltham North Reserve this playground caters to children of all ages and abilities. The new playground was opened in December 2018 and consists of a unique wooden structure with tunnels, hidey holes and slides. Many themes from the previous designs are threaded through this structure, there is even a tractor in the centre. In the surrounding playspace there are swing sets, cubby houses and a flying fox.
Many people use this park and playground for assorted social gatherings, and it is frequented by visitors from Edendale Community Environment Farm. The playground is situated along the Diamond Creek Trail which provides access for cyclists and walkers.
Location: Wattletree Road, Eltham North. View map
Features: Access from Diamond Creek Trail, BBQs, shelters and picnic tables, accessible toilet facilities, drink fountains. It is a short walk to Edendale Community Environment Farm.
Cooks Weerona Reserve
Location: 4 Cooks Crescent , North Warrandyte. View map
Features: Picnic tables, playground, shade areas.
Firefighters Memorial Park
In the 1983 Ash Wednesday bushfires, five of the Panton Hill’s Fire Brigade died in Upper Beaconsfield.
The memorial park in the centre of the Panton Hill Township pays tributes to those firefighters and provides a social venue to acknowledge the central role of the Brigade in bringing the community together.
At the Fire Station, at right angles to the row of pegs on which the firefighters hang their helmets and jackets, there is a polished plank of wood with five empty pegs and a simple plaque for each of the firefighters who lost their lives.
Location: 6 Merritts Road, Panton Hill. View map
Location: 87 Thompson Crescent , Research. View map
For more information about the fantastic range of parks, reserves and recreational facilities in The Artisan Hills, search our list