Fairbairn Park

Address: Newsom Street, Ascot Vale

Melway ref: 28C9

Fairbairn Park, located next to the Maribyrnong River, has a series of open spaces for walking, jogging and cycling. Dogs are able to exercise off leash here. You can also access the river front for fishing and canoeing activities.

Fairbairn Park features:

  • Riverside Golf and Tennis centre
  • eight sports fields - including cricket nets
  • playgrounds
  • picnic areas with barbecue facilities
  • toilets
  • car parking

Fairbairn Park Middle Pavilion Project

As part of the Fairbairn Park masterplan (pdf, 8MB), the Fairbairn Park Middle Pavilion Project will replace the two existing pavilions (middle and north) with an exciting new multi-purpose sports pavilion.

What is the plan for the new building?

The new building will cost approximately $4 million and will be fully Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant with many Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) features.

The pavilion will include an elevated floor level to minimise risk from any future flooding and provide exceptional views over the playing fields and surrounding areas.

The existing pavilions (middle and north) will be demolished at the completion of the new building.

Additional works to Fairbairn Park scheduled for summer include:

  • new sports ground lighting installed on oval nine
  • new six-lane cricket net training facility (replacing the two existing cricket training nets)
  • the realignment of the eight sports ovals

View the concept plan of the new multi-purpose sports pavilion at Fairbairn Park (pdf, 152KB)

When will the pavilion be ready?

Works are due to be completed in December 2017, including an official opening ceremony, with clubs moving in by January 2018.

The building is currently at “lock-up” stage and internal finishes are being completed.

The next sections to be completed are an underground stormwater filtration system, and paving and landscaping works.

Where can I get more information?

Please call our Sport and Recreation Department on 9243 8888 for more information.

Fairbairn Park Master Plan

A master plan for Fairbairn Park was endorsed by Council on 10 September 2013. 

Last updated: Thursday, 2 November 2017, 9:05 AM