Open space

Docklands has a range of open spaces, many of which encourage interaction with the water, including seven kilometres of waterfront promenades.

The main parks and open spaces in Docklands include:

Docklands Park, Harbour Esplanade

  • Large grassed spaces and native trees
  • Barbecues
  • Playground
  • Bike and walking paths
  • Urban art
  • Public toilets
  • Multipurpose courts
  • Works to improve the connectivity and landscape of the park were completed in January 2016

Victoria Green, Bourke Street

  • Oval-shaped parkland and sunken lawn area
  • Timber deck with barbecues and picnic tables
  • Community garden

Point Park, Lorimer Street

  • Picnic and barbecue facilities
  • Popular location to play pentaque

Buluk Park, Bourke and Collins streets

  • Unique inner-urban outdoor children's playground
  • Cafe pavilion
  • Timber decking made from reclaimed ironbark
  • Sally Smart artwork (coming soon)

Temporary Activation Park, Victoria Harbour

  • Outdoor fitness equipment
  • Basketball court
  • Running track
  • Dog water basin

Harbour Esplanade

  • Docklands’ main promenade
  • Walking and cycling paths
  • Urban art
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Temporary activations, including Hortus
The City of Melbourne manages the developed public realm in Docklands. The Docklands Public Realm Plan outlines the City of Melbourne’s commitment to investing in and facilitating consistent standards for public spaces and provides clarity to developers, designers and government regarding long-term strategies for public streets and spaces. New and upgraded parks and open spaces were announced as part of the plan.