Some of our services are closed or have different hours over Easter, from Friday 7 April to Monday 10 April.

With tall gum trees, plentiful birdlife and large open spaces, this is a beautiful spot for picnics, walking or ball games.

Fairview Park adjoins Wallen Road Reserve and covers 5.6ha, set beside the Yarra River.

A lovely oak-lined boulevard runs through the centre of the park, and dog-lovers and their four-legged friends will enjoy the generous off-lead area.


Fairview Street, Hawthorn 3122


In the 1880s, the reserve was called Tea Gardens and it was a popular destination by boat. The park's current design was created in the 1930s and the rockwork dates back to those days.


Children will love the seesaw, swings and slides and enjoy playing among the trees alongside the playground.


  • Off-lead dog area
  • Barbecue
  • Public toilets located in the carpark for Wallen Reserve.
  • Playground
  • Sportsground
  • Seating and tables
  • Parking available at Wallen Reserve
  • Limited street parking available on Fairview Street.

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 100sqm

Maximum people: 300

Chairs and tables: up to 80 chairs and 3 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 park, garden or reserve.

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