Relax by the river. Organise a picnic with friends.

The reserve includes private rowing sheds and launching facilities, and is a lovely spot for barbecues and picnics.


The reserve originally formed part of the Yarra River floodplain. It is part of a larger length of open space that stretches from Muir Street to Isabella Grove in Hawthorn.

The park is separated from the northern section of open space by the gardens of some properties that run almost to the riverbank.

The embankment constructed for the Burwood Road bridge splits the reserve down the middle.


  • Barbecue
  • Playground 
  • Seating and tables
  • Public toilets


Yarra Bank Reserve


Creswick Street, Hawthorn 3122

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: 200

Chairs and tables: up to 50 chairs and 2 tables can be brought in for events

Portable barbecue: not permitted

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

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