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.