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