Green Gully Linear Park

Warrandyte Road to Reynolds Road
Melway reference:  34 C3 to 34 C6

Green Gully Linear Park is a popular linear park for local residents. It is located along a pleasant open grassed gully formed from a drainage line which leads ultimately to the Yarra River. It provides for a range of recreational facilities and features a wetland system, playground, picnic facilities and pedestrian and cycle path, as well as significant remnant vegetation. It extends from Heidelberg-Warrandyte Road across Porter Street to Reynolds Road, where it links to Jenkins Playspace via a pedestrian underpass.

Jenkins Playspace is a large area which can be accessed via several residential streets but its major street frontages are Reynolds Road and Shakespeare Drive and it has relatively high exposure and proximity to public transport and The Pines Shopping Centre.  An underpass under Reynolds Road provides safer pedestrian and cycle access from the north.  Jenkins Playspace contains a series of paths, including a circuit, a large playspace with shade sails and pedestrian lighting.

Playgrounds

There are three playspaces located along Green Gully Linear Park:

Jenkins Playspace

Hollywood Playspace located at the end of Hollywood Close, Templestowe, caters for children aged  2-9 years and offers traditional play equipment, picnic shelter, seating and a drink fountain. Nearby is a constructed wetland which provides habitat, landscape and water quality functions. The play equipment is ageing and a recommendation of the Green Gully Management Plan 2014 is to relocate the playspace to a more open and accessible area immediately north of Porter Street when it reaches the end of its useful life.

Bronte Playspace, located at the southern end of Green Gully Linear Park was upgraded in 2010.  The play equipment caters well for all ages and the areas also includes a hit up wall and basketball half court. Its main frontage is to Serpells Road but it connects to the north via Bronte Rise to Jenkins Playspace. There is a bus stop directly outside on Serpells Road and the playspace is in the catchment of two primary schools. This locality is well catered for with play and informal recreation opportunities and no further development is required.

Topography

Valley

Path Length

1.4 km (sealed)

Dog Control

Off lead reserve, except within 15 metres of a playground, BBQ area or where a sporting event is in progress

Suggested Activities

Facilities

  • Bicycle and pedestrian path
  • Play equipment
  • Exercise equipment
  • Wetland and bush areas

Location

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