Famous for its stone observation tower, maze and extensive playground and indigenous plants, Beckett Park is a unique green space with everything you need for a wonderful outdoor experience.

This park adjoins Maranoa Gardens and is an important revegetation site for indigenous species. Visitors can walk through patches of grassy woodlands similar to those that existed more than 100 years ago.

The stone observation tower provides views right across Melbourne as far as Mount Macedon in the north west, and there's even a wooden maze to lose yourself in.

The park's shaded tables are a great place to enjoy a picnic lunch.


Formerly known as One Tree Hill and originally a grassy woodland, Beckett Park was a traditional site for Empire Day bonfires in the 1940s and 50s and is home to a war memorial.

Beckett Park


Parring Road, Balwyn 3103


Children delight in this wonderland of ramps, swings, slides and monkey bars as well as its inground trampoline and large sandpit with mechanical scoops.

Opening hours

Seven days including public holidays, 8am to sunset. The stone observation tower is only open when Maranoa Gardens is staffed and not during bad weather.


  • Off-lead dog area
  • Public toilets
  • Playground
  • Seating and tables

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: 100

    Chairs and tables: up to 20 chairs and 2 tables can be brought in for events

    Portable barbecue: not permitted

    Petting zoo: not permitted

    To find out more or make a booking, see hire a park, garden or reserve.

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