The City of Greater Dandenong is continuing to invest in Dandenong Park, with planned improvements to the park’s northern precinct located between Foster Street and Dandenong Creek. Connecting the city and the park is a significant step forward in achieving a more liveable Dandenong.
This new and exciting vision for the park is reflected in the concept design. The proposed concept design brings the park into the 21st century - whilst respecting its past.
A city park: promote the connection and proximity to Central Dandenong – Lonsdale Street and the civic spine
Movement and circulation: encourage greater park usage through a safe and functional circulation network
Heritage values recognised: celebrate and acknowledge former park uses through engaging and integrated interpretive markers
Planting: honour and revere existing trees and propose succession planting for the enjoyment of future generations
More diverse park acitivites and events: create a range of park activities and flexible spaces that are attractive and usable for the entire community
Park amenities: provide park amenities that support park visitors and assist in maintaining its presentation
Proposed upgrades and timeframes
A shared path with lighting and park furniture will be one of the first projects that are implemented. The path will provide a new pedestrian and cycle connection from Lonsdale Street to Dandenong Creek. It is expected to be completed by 30 July 2017.
A new public amenities facility is also planned for the park. It is expected to be completed by December 2017.
Over time, the north area precinct will be developed further with new picnic and bbq facilities, heritage interpretation, an events stage, a perimeter gravel walking path with fitness stations and multi-purpose activity areas as funding becomes available.