Canterbury Park Gardens

Park and Garden

Welcome to Canterbury Park Gardens, the jewel in the crown of the Eaglehawk Open Space Precinct.

First proposed in 1870, the garden was set out in 1873 on 'upside down country', a reference to the gold rush mining days. Much has changed at this site over the years and the garden now sits along side Canterbury Park Oval, Lake Neangar, Lake Tom Thumb and a sports and events precinct.

Canterbury Park Gardens are known for the annual Dahlia and Arts festival, it's collection of dahlias, palms and roses and the meticulously maintained ornamental gardens.

The broader Eaglehawk Open Space Precinct is known for it's tradition of annual sporting events and community spirit. The area also includes an events lawn, the McKern Skate Park and Peter Krenz Leisure Centre swimming pool.

Visit the garden, walk the trails around Lake Neangar and Lake Tom Thumb, see the amphitheatre, jetty and island, check out the Canterbury Park Oval and Sports Precinct and watch out for the new Mulga Bill themed playspace coming soon in 2018.


3 High Street Eaglehawk 3556

Contact us

Contact us to make an enquiry at [email protected] or by calling us on 1300 002 642


The Dahlia and Arts Festival is held on the 3rd Saturday of March every year.

Master Plan

Learn more about future developments at the site by reading the Eaglehawk Open Space Precinct Master Plan

We welcome your feedback.

Did you know you can log requests online?

This includes several bin requests such as missed bins, footpath maintenance, tree inspections and general requests. Visit our make a request page.

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