Springtime in the City of Melton

Published on 24 September 2019

Did you know that the City of Melton is home to 170 playgrounds, kilometres of walking and cycling trails and its own botanic garden?

In a widespread City like ours, there are so many hidden outdoor gems to explore.


If you’re looking for big and exciting play equipment like tall towers and spiral slides, visit Navan Park in Harkness, or Frontier Park in Aintree where you’ll also find a water play area and rope climbing.

For slides that will appeal to smaller kids, as well as a nest swing, check out Allenby Reserve in Hillside, which also features a sandpit area, or Bridge Road Playspace in Strathtulloh which has plenty of space to explore. 

Climbing equipment is a feature at Burnside Heights Recreation Reserve and Bloomdale Reserve in Diggers Rest – both with a big rope climbing structure and, at Bloomdale, a mini rock wall feature too! Around Lake Caroline you’ll also find climbing features and a slide, as well as table tennis and exercise equipment.

Discover a park you’ve never been to – find out more at melton.vic.gov.au/parks or via the Melton City Much More app.

Walking and cycling trails

Connecting many of the City’s parks, reserves, waterways and neighbourhoods is an extensive network of walking and cycling trails.

Some the City’s much-loved tracks include the Botanic Trail in Melton where you’ll see the stunning plantings of Melton Botanic Garden and the Tenterfield Drive Track which will lead you on a scenic route to the park.

Other popular tracks include the Kororoit Creek Trail in Caroline Springs which will take you along the creek to a bushland setting and the Toolern Creek Trail in Strathtulloh which features a number of significant trees.

Find a trail near you at youareheremaps.com.au/Melton/

Melton Botanic Garden

The Melton Botanic Garden is in full bloom right now and is a beautiful and educational place to visit.

Enjoy the diverse flora and fauna from all over the world and spot the many creatures – particularly birds, reptiles and insects – that call it home.

The garden is located at Tullidge Street in Melton.