Lyell Iffla Reserve

Play, cycle, relax and get involved in the community garden at Lyell Iffla Reserve, South Melbourne.
Lyell Iffla Reserve features a bird nest swing

Facilities and features

  • Accessible
  • Benches
  • Community garden
  • Cycling
  • Dog on-leash
  • Paths
  • Picnic area
  • Playground

Other information

  • Accessible paths
  • No restrooms
  • No dogs 5 metres from playground


Lyell Street and Dorcas Street, South Melbourne

The playground includes a large slide
The playground includes log steps
Tables and benches are provided to enjoy a picnic surrounded by planted garden beds
Reclining seats provide a comfortable place to sit in the Reserve
Horse see saw at Lyell Iffla Reserve
A variety of play equipment including the spinning carousel can be used at Lyell Iffla Reserve
Toadstool play sculpture at Lyell Iffla Reserve
Woman and child enjoying playing on the equipment at Lyle Iffla Reserve


Lyell Iffla reserve is located in between Dorcas, Lyell and Iffla streets in South Melbourne.

Getting there

Google Map Lyell Iffla Reserve


Bus route 253 directly passes the reserve on Dorcas Street or bus routes 250 and 251 travel along City Road.

The free Port Phillip Community Bus also passes the reserve. Check the Free Community Bus web page for more information.


Tram Route 96 (East Brunswick to St Kilda Beach) or tram number 1 (East Coburg to South Melbourne Beach) are within walking distance from Lyell Iffla Reserve.


There is a road bike lane along Dorcas Street.


Restricted parking is available in some streets near the reserve, check local signage or call ASSIST 03 9209 6777 for more information.

Download the City of Port Phillip Travel Smart Map (PDF 2.5 MB)


  • Large climbing structure with curved slide
  • Spinner
  • Basket swing for all abilities
  • See-saw
  • Raised deck
  • Nature trails
  • Steppers
  • Log balances
  • Zig-zag climber
  • Rock area
  • Monkey bar
  • Wooded play sculptures - kangaroo, lizard, mushroom house, caterpillar

There are a number of seating options including lounge chairs, a throne seat, seat with back rest and two picnic tables.


Dogs must be on leash and not within 5m perimeter of the playground, penalties apply.

Community Garden

The community gardens feature raised wicking beds.

The general rules for the garden is: take what you need and leave the rest to grow.

Contact Park Services

Online: Lodge an online request
Phone: 03 9209 6777
Post: Park Services, City of Port Phillip, Private Bag No. 3, St Kilda PO VIC 3182

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