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The sound shell and playground at The Basin

Parks & Reserves

There are over 300 minor parks, reserves and playing fields spread throughout the City of Knox that cater for all forms of leisure and recreational activities. You will find some of the major recreational parks in Knox by downloading the PDFs of some of our major parks at the bottom of the page.

Making our Parks Better

Council undertakes planning, design and construction works in parks on an annual basis. These works are prioritised in accordance with the Knox Open Space Plan 2012-2022 and are funded through Council’s Capital Works Program.

When Council undertakes planning and design works the local community are asked for their thoughts and aspirations for the park that is being considered. Council is seeking your feedback on the following parks and reserves:

Have Your Say

Talaskia Reserve Draft Masterplan, Upper Ferntree Gully


Feedback is sought from the community in relation to what potential improvements Council could make to the Reserve. See Talaskia Reserve Draft Masterplan Bulletin at the bottom of this page. To complete the survey see the Talaskia Reserve online survey at the bottom of this page.

Templeton Reserve Draft Masterplan, Wantirna


Feedback is sought from the community in relation to what potential improvements Council could make to the Reserve. See Templeton Reserve Draft Masterplan Bulletin at the bottom of this page. To complete the on-line survey see Templeton Reserve On-line Survey at the bottom of this page.

Pickett Reserve Draft Masterplan, Ferntree Gully


Feedback is sought from the community in relation to what potential improvements Council could make to the Reserve. See Pickett Reserve Draft Masterplan Bulletin at the bottom of this page.

Playground Design and Construction


Refer to Knox Playground Renewals

Stud Park Reserve Masterplan, Rowville


Council recently endorsed the Masterplan for Stud Park Reserve. Construction work will soon commence on the first stage of works which is the start of the path network. See the Stud Park Reserve Masterplan at the bottom of this page. For further information and to complete the on-line survey see Building a Better Stud Park Reserve.

Building Better Parks

Arcadia Reserve Masterplan, Rowville


Council recently endorsed the Masterplan for Arcadia Reserve. Construction work will soon commence on the first stage of works which is the Playground Renewal. See the Arcadia Reserve Masterplan at the bottom of this page.

Row Reserve Masterplan, Rowville


Council recently endorsed the Masterplan for Row Reserve. Construction work will soon commence on the first stage of works which is the Playground Renewal. See the Row Reserve Masterplan at the bottom of this page.

Scoresby Reserve Masterplan


Council recently endorsed the Masterplan for Scoresby Reserve. Council has commenced construction of paths, pedestrian crossings and the installation of park furniture including seats and bollards. Construction works will continue in the 2016/17 financial year. Check this webpage regularly for updates.

Fairpark Reserve Masterplan, Ferntree Gully


Council recently endorsed the Masterplan for Fairpark Reserve. Construction work will soon commence on the first stage of works which is the development of a social area. The works include the provision of a shelter, concrete paths including steps, barbeque, picnic tables, various seats, drinking fountain, bins and bike racks. Check this webpage regularly for updates.

Tim Neville Arboretum


For more information on the Tim Neville Arboretum please visit Tim Neville Arboretum

CSR Quarry Reserve (Stage 5), Ferntree Gully


Council will commence construction of a path, terraces, a boardwalk and jetty in the 2015/2016 financial year.

Dobson Street Reserve Design Plan


Council recently endorsed a Masterplan for Dobson Street Reserve. Council have allocated funds to build the first stage in 2015/2016. See the Dobson Street Reserve flyer at the bottom of this page.

Building a Better Marie Wallace Bayswater Park


Council recently endorsed a Masterplan for Marie Wallace Bayswater Park. Council expect to start construction of the first stage in 2015/2016. For further information see Marie Wallace Park

The Basin Triangle (Stage 3), The Basin


Following the renovation of the Progress Hall, Council will be improving connections between the hall and the park.

Rumann and Benedikt Reserve, Scoresby


Council is constructing a new playground which will be complete in Autumn 2016.

Chandler Park, Boronia


Council will start construction of a new play and activity area in Winter 2016.

Tormore Reserve Stage 1, Boronia


Council recently completed construction of the first stage of works which is a path network linking Tormore Road and Glenista Avenue. See the Tormore Reserve flyer at the bottom of this page. Further works are planned for the 2016/17 year subject to budget.

Llewellyn Reserve Stage 1, Wantirna South


Council recently endorsed the Masterplan for Llewellyn Reserve. Construction has been completed on the first stage of works which is a path network. See the Llewellyn Reserve Masterplan at the bottom of this page. Further works will be undertaken in 2017/18 subject to budget.

Access to Council Owned or Managed Land

In order to ensure that Council maintains a safe and effective infrastructure, the City of Knox requires that all works within Council Owned or Managed Land be done within Council guidelines and specifications.

Enquiries regarding requests to conduct works within Council Owned or Managed Land within the Municipality can be made in several ways:

  • In person to Council's Customer Service counters at the Civic Centre or Rowville.
  • Internet, Email, Fax or letter.

The consent process for working in Council Owned or Managed Land consists of the following steps:

  • Step 1 - Customer completes Council Reserve Access Permit form - Notification of proposed works - and submits it to Council.
  • Step 2 - An Asset Protection officer will inspect the site to consider the request.
  • Step 3 - If denied a Council Reserve Access permit, the applicant will be notified in writing and given the reasons why. If approved, a Council Reserve Access Permit form is lodged along with the fee and payment of a bond. The cost of this permit is $160.00 with a bond of $1,320.00 (from 1 July 2016) and is valid for 2 months.
  • Step 4 - When works are completed Council inspects the site and the applicant is notified in writing of the outcome. If the works are complete as per the permit, the bond is then released back to the applicant.

Download the application for Council Reserve Access Permit at the bottom of this page.

If you would like any further information, please contact Council's Asset Preservation Officer on 9298 8517.

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