Burden Park

Burden Park

The Burden Park playground has a rich community history, as residents, community groups and local schools were heavily involved in the establishment of the timber adventure playground in 1994. The park also has large open areas for general use with BBQs and picnic facilities close by.

Burden Park was named after George Burden, who died in 1948. He had been a councillor of the City of Springvale for 34 years, and was considered the ‘number one citizen’.

The reserve was used as a rubbish tip during the depression. It was later converted to a baseball field by locals. It began to be developed into the park it is today in 1959, with tennis, bowling and croquet clubs forming soon afterwards. The Springvale Lawn Bowls and Burden Park Tennis Clubs continue to meet here for regular competition and social events. 

Things to do

  • Enjoy the unique playground
  • Have a barbeque or picnic
  • Go for a walk around the park on the gravel paths

Woody Meadows Project

A Woody Meadows Project was established at Ross Reserve in May 2021. The next coppice event is scheduled for May 2024 and bi-annually thereafter.

Status
Open
Recreational Area Category
Parks and Reserves
Playground Type
District Playground
Facilities
Barbeque (BBQ)
Basketball Court
Disabled Access and Facilities
Lawn Bowls
Ninja Course
Parking
Picnic Area
Playground
Public toilet
Seating area/s
Shelter
Tennis Courts
Walking/cycling trails
Off
Suburb
Springvale South
Burden Park, Springvale Rd & Heatherton Road, Springvale South VIC 3172, Australia

Sporting clubs based at this location

Burden Park Tennis Club

Burden Park Tennis Club

Sport: tennis

Seasonal/all year round: all year round

Burden Park Bowling Club

Burden Park Bowling Club

Sport: lawn bowls

Seasonal/all year round: all year round