Hobsons Bay City Council - Parks, gardens & playgrounds

Parks, gardens & playgrounds

Special events bookings

Find out more about holding special events and weddings in Hobsons Bay parks and gardens.

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Shared Trails

Shared Trails allow pedestrians, cyclists and users of all abilities a dedicated pathway around our city.


Find a playground in Hobsons Bay.

Trees of Hobsons Bay

Council undertakes a range of services for our trees, including maintenance, street & reserve tree planting.

Hobsons Bay Coastal Park

Covers approximately 23 kilometres of foreshore land across Hobsons Bay.

Cherry Lake Altona

A 3.5 kilometre walking and cycling trail, a children's playground and picnic area.

Commonwealth Reserve Williamstown

Located in Williamstown, on the foreshore adjacent to Gem Pier and has great views across the bay to Melbourne.

Williamstown Botanic Gardens

Opened in 1860, the gardens provide a peaceful setting to enjoy a picnic, stroll or to just relax.

Newport Lakes, Newport

Newport Lakes is a bushland oasis created from a former bluestone quarry and rubbish tip site

Truganina Coastal Parklands Altona

Truganina Park has been created on the site of the former Altona Tip and has the the 100 Steps to Federation.

Paisley Park Newport

Includes land in the north west corner formerly known as P.J Lynch Reserve where BayFit Leisure Centre is located.

Truganina Explosives Reserve Altona

Established in 1901 for the storage and handling of commercial explosives and is now managed by Council

Rifle Range Reserve

The Rifle Range Estate is a prestigious development located in Hobsons Bay, approximately 16km south-west of Melbourne’s CBD