Parks, Playgrounds & Trees
Alma Park is bordered by Alma Road, Westbury Street and Dandenong Road in St Kilda East.
The park is split into East and West sections by the Sandringham train line. The park has open access from each street frontage.
Google Map - Alma Park
Trams - Tram number 5 or 64 along Dandenong Road or Tram number 78 or 79 along Chapel street .
Train – Get off the Sandringham train line at Windsor station. Walk one block south along Chapel street and cross over Dandenong Rd, continue walking west along Dandenong Rd and access Alma park from the northern park perimeter.
Parking – Free parking is available in the surrounding streets and roads, check local signage for parking restrictions.
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Facilities & Features
Restrooms with disabled toilets, playground with junior and senior play areas, BBQ’s, picnic tables including longer tables for group gatherings, bench seats, drinking fountain, permitter paths for walking, jogging and cycling, a large grassed reserve, wetland area, mature established shade trees and public art works. Alma Park West is a designated dogs off leash area and Alma park East is a dogs off leash area only north of the sports oval.
The play space features a magnificent tree house with climbing nets in addition to a unique play structure formed to resemble a large imaginary creature that children love to climb over and under. Alma Park features a sports oval in the eastern section, for enquires contact assist (03) 9209 6777.
Large parties and gathering require a permit – please check the wedding and functions in parks page for information.
Dogs are permitted off leash, though dogs are not permitted within 5 meters of the playground and BBQ / picnic areas, penalties apply, for more information visit Dog Parks & Reserves.
Parking restrictions apply in the surrounding streets, please check the parking signs for full details or call ASSIST on (03) 9209 6777 for specific parking information.
Alma Park was formally established as crown land in August 1868, on request from residents of East St Kilda. Previously known as the East St Kilda Recreation Reserve, it was used as a loam deposit, a depot for road metal and also a grazing ground for animals. In 1859 the land was divided into two by the Sandringham railway line.
In 1867, designer Clement Hodgkinson was commissioned to design the public park. Hodgkinson had previously designed Treasury Gardens, Fitzroy Gardens and Flagstaff Gardens in Melbourne and was later commissioned to design St Vincent's Gardens in Albert Park.
Today the Alma park encompasses significant avenues of mature trees, a colourful central shrub walk, bike path, playground, gazebo, sports oval, toilets and BBQ facilities.
The park features the artwork 'Listening Place' by artist Julie Shields with the sound installation designed by Ros Bandt for the Margins, Memories and Markers project. The artwork captures stories and memories of local resident living in the St Kilda East area.
Alma Park Playground
The junior playground features a two story castle with slide, speaker tubes and crawl tunnel and a collection of hand carved wooden animals by artist James Cattlell including a kangaroo, wombat and potteroo.
The senior playground features a range of equipment designed to encourage active play including a climbing structure formed into an imaginary creature known as the 'slug' that includes climbing stairs and a slide, a flying fox that is open every day during daylight hours, a tree house featuring three slides and a scramble net and a range of free sanding equipment such as seesaw, swings and spinning round-a-about.
The picnic area has a free BBQs and features two and three meter picnic table sets. The longer tables allow for parties and group gatherings, for more information and permit enquires visit the weddings and functions in parks page.
above - the junior playground
below - the 'slug' in the senior playground
below - picnic and BBQ area
For More Information
Department of Parks & Open Space
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
telephone : ASSIST (03) 9209 6777
mail : Private Bag 3, St Kilda PO 3182
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