A hidden gem in the heart of Hawthorn with majestic, well-established trees and excellent views of the city.
Large areas of open space, sportsgrounds, beautiful heritage trees, shaded barbecue areas, walking circuit and terrific views make Anderson Park a great spot for picnics, dog walking, sporting activities or simply enjoying the outdoors.
Anderson Park was bought by the Council in November 1911. The 5.6ha block was originally part of a plant nursery known as the Mount Ida Estate.
The extensive playground is set on 3 levels and includes wave slides, climbing walls, a rope walkway and a long flying fox.
Sports and leisure
The 1km circuit around the park is popular with walkers.
Two playing fields are used for sporting activities. Terraced steps around a side of one of the grounds are ideal for watching sport or relaxing.
Anderson Park is also home to:
- South Hawthorn Tennis Club
- Auburn South Preschool
- South Hawthorn Maternal and Child Health Centre.
- Off-lead dog area
- Public toilets
- Seating and tables
Anderson Road, Hawthorn East 3123
Hire this venue
The park is available for hire for weddings, christenings and other events.
Booking times: 7 days including public holidays, 8am to sunset
Marquees, arbours and other shade structures: permitted up to 50sqm
Maximum people: 300
Chairs and tables: up to 80 chairs can be brought in for events, no restriction on tables
Portable barbecue: not permitted
Petting zoo: permitted
To find out more or make a booking, see hire a park, garden or reserve.