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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:

Council would like to hear from you!

Lewis Park Draft Masterplan

In September, we’ll present a draft Masterplan that provides a long-term vision for enhancing the social, recreational and environmental spaces at Lewis Park.

Join us for a community information evening where you’ll have the opportunity to view the draft Masterplan and give us your feedback.

Tuesday 4 September @ 6:30pm-8:30pm
Knox Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna South.

More Information

Masterplans in progress

RD Egan Lee Reserve, Masterplan, Knoxfield

Thank you for your comments and feedback for the development of the RD Egan Lee Reserve Masterplan. Based on your comments Council has prepared a Draft Masterplan for your consideration and comment.

See link to RD Egan Lee Reserve Draft Masterplan, survey and RD Egan Lee Bulletin at the bottom of this page.

Gilbert Park Draft Revised Masterplan, Knoxfield

Thank you for your feedback on the Gilbert Park Draft Revised Masterplan. Following community consultation, we are currently reviewing all the feedback received.

Your feedback will inform the FINAL Draft Masterplan, before it is presented to Council for adoption in mid-2018.

H.V. Jones Reserve, Ferntree Gully

Thank you for your feedback on the Draft HV Jones Reserve Masterplan.

All comments received have been reviewed and considered. A final draft of the Masterplan and report will be presented to Council for consideration at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 24th September 2018 at 7pm.

Copies of the Agenda are available online at knox.vic.gov.au/meetings in PDF format or hardcopy from the Knox Civic Centre and local library branches.

Once again, Council appreciates your involvement in this process, and following Council endorsement, we look forward to the first phase of implementation in the 2019/20.

Building Better Parks

Mountain Gate Reserve Stage 2, Ferntree Gully

Construction of the first stage of the work will commence mid-2018. These works include improved paving, art work, new seating, garden beds and planting.
For more information on the Mountain Gate please visit: Mountain Gate Place Project

Pickett Reserve Playground, Ferntree Gully

Works at Pickett Reserve have commenced. These works include a new playground, paths and garden beds. Planting of the site is scheduled in stages over the coming months.

Completed Works

Peregrine Reserve, Rowville

The Peregrine Reserve Masterplan was endorsed by Council on the 23 July 2018.
You can view the endorsed Masterplan here.

Arcadia Reserve Masterplan, Rowville

Council recently completed Stage 2 works at Arcadia Reserve. These works included a new junior playspace, Half-basketball court, additional seating and landscaping works. The final stage of the Arcadia Reserve Masterplan will be constructed by Mid-2019.

Scoresby Reserve Masterplan

Council has endorsed the Masterplan for Scoresby Reserve. Council has constructed 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.

Dobson Street Reserve

Works at Dobson Street Reserve have recently been completed. These works include a new playground, earthworks, retarding basin, and garden beds. Planting of the site is scheduled in stages over the coming months.

The Basin Triangle, The Basin

Renovation works at The Basin Triangle Progress Hall have been completed.

Rumann and Benedikt Reserve, Scoresby

Stage 3 play space has been constructed. Council will be demolishing the run down tennis courts and constructing a new tennis court, hit-up wall and basketball half court this financial year.

Chandler Park, Boronia

Council has completed a new play space, shelter with picnic facilities and multi-court with basketball half court, soccer goal and skateable items at Chandler Park, near the existing netball courts.

Tormore Reserve Stages 1 and 2, Boronia

Council has completed Stage 1 and 2 which included: shared path networks connecting Tormore Road with Orchid Avenue, new carpark adjacent to the pavilion and extensive accessible shared path networks connecting Tormore Road to Warbler Court and Genista Avenue.

Llewellyn Reserve Stage 1 & 2, 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. Further works will be undertaken in 2018/19 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 $174.00 with a bond of $1,375.00 (from 1 July 2018) 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
If you would like any further information, please contact Council's Asset Preservation Officer on 9298 8517.

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