Parks and playgrounds

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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*

This great adventure playground was built in 1995 through a community project. Set amongst native trees and the Eltham North Reserve. The theme is based on a traditional wool shed with a simple corrugated iron roof on a timber structure. The playground offers activities and challenges for various ages and abilities.

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: Liberty Swing (a swing for children in wheelchairs). Borrow a key for a $10 refundable deposit from nearby Edendale Community Environment Farm or use an MLAK key.  See the MLAK page for details. There is also a climbing rock wall and various play equipment, a pathway with Australian animals imbedded in the surface, access from Diamond Creek Trail, BBQs, shelters and picnic tables, accessible toilet facilities, drink fountains and concrete pathway from the car park. It is a short walk to Edendale Community Environment Farm.

*Please note
In the early hours of Saturday 16 December 2017, the Eltham North Reserve Adventure Playground was destroyed by fire. It was an important resource for families and the community who enjoy our outdoor spaces. Nillumbik Shire Council are committed to bringing the Eltham North Reserve Adventure Playground back to life again. Stay informed here.

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

Yarramie Reserve

Location: 87 Thompson Crescent , Research. View map 
Features: Trail

For more information about the fantastic range of parks, reserves and recreational facilities in The Artisan Hills, search our list