Queens Park

Address: Corner Mt Alexander Road and Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds

Melways ref: 28J6

Queens Park is a small retreat from the busy streets near by. It is a popular park, featuring a rose and sunken gardens. View the Queens Park Heritage Trail brochure (pdf, 3.6MB) to explore and learn more about the area.

Improving Queens Park

We have plans to improve the access and long term quality of Queens Park that include:

  • improving access, circulation and linkages within and around the park
  • improving lake water quality through water sensitive urban design treatments
  • increasing opportunity for interaction and engagement with the lake through a new performance stage and boardwalks
  • improving interface between the park, existing facilities and surrounding street network
  • enhancing biodiversity and horticultural values

Read about our plans to improve Queens Park in the master plan (pdf, 2.94MB).

Update on the master plan

The master plan is a guiding document for the design, development and management of the park. The master plan was developed through a series of investigations including site analysis and historical research, followed by stakeholder input and community consultation. The preparation of the master plan was assisted by the Queens Park Master Plan Reference Group, representing a range of community and key user groups associated with the park.

Here is an update on some of the projects included in the master plan.

New memorial walls

Essendon Historical Society has been working with us to commemorate men from the former City of Essendon who died whilst on active service in World War I between 1915 and 1920. The Federal Government granted funding to the Essendon Historical Society to assist with the research and construction of the memorial, in which over 200 young men have been identified. The memorial will contain their name, unit and their age and location at the time of their death.

It will be located near the cenotaph in Queen’s Park and is line with the master plan. It is expected that these works will be completed in the 2016-17 financial year.

Queens Park cenotaph

The memorial walls will be located on either side of the cenotaph entrance.

New gazebo

A new gazebo is being planned for the stage area at the eastern edge of the lake. This is the location of a former historic bandstand. We are working with architects Garner Davis Architecture to prepare a design for the gazebo. The design will respond to the historic significance of the site, and will be classic yet contemporary.

The plan is for the gazebo to provide an all-weather location from which to view the lake. It will also be a potential location for small music performances and social gatherings.

Planning for the gazebo is in its early stages, and will be subject to future Council budgets.

 Queens Park boardwalk

The concrete stage area near the boardwalk is the proposed location of the new gazebo.

Sunken garden bed improvements

The sunken garden was developed in the 1950s where there was previously an ornamental pond. Works to the garden will increase the size of the beds to allow more access to sun and more colourful plantings, and will be completed within the 2016/17 financial year.

sunken garden bed

More information

For further information, contact our City Design unit on 9243 8888 or email parkimprovements@mvcc.vic.gov.au 

Junior Rangers

The Junior Rangers program is a fun way for kids to interact with local flora and fauna in Queens Park.

Print your own guide and map at home before embarking on your outdoor adventure. If you have binoculars or a magnifying glass, you can even build your own kit. Alternatively, borrow a full Junior Ranger kit to explore and discover using the guide, map, binoculars and magnifying glass included and receive a sticker for all your hard work.

Print your own from our Junior Rangers page or to hire a complete kit, drop into Sam Merrifield Library, 762 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds. School classes and large groups should call 8325 1950 to book in advance.

For more information on Junior Rangers, contact our Conservation Programs Officer on 9243 8888 or environment@mvcc.vic.gov.au