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A shared vision for Dorset Recreation Reserve and Eastfield Park

Published on 01 February 2018
  • Community

The community is invited to help shape the future of Dorset Recreation Reserve and Eastfield Park by contributing their ideas as part of a longer-term vision for the popular recreational spots.

Maroondah City Council is currently in the process of developing an Enhancement Plan for both Dorset Recreation Reserve and Eastfield Park and is seeking residents’ input.

Arrabri Ward Councillor Tony Dib said the plans would help to establish a clearer direction and vision for Dorset Recreation Reserve and Eastfield Park, and identify improvement works that would take place over the short, medium and long term.

“As a key part of the Enhancement Plan process we will take into account the current usage of the park or reserve and look at ways in which we can maximise the usable of open space for local and broader community use,” Cr Dib said.

Dorset Recreation Reserve features a park, nature-based playground, and 3.5-kilometre shared walking/bicycle trail around Dorset Golf Course. It is also home to Croydon City Arrows Soccer Club and the Maroondah Soccer & Darts Club.

Eastfield Park is home to a variety of sporting and recreational clubs, and last year welcomed Maroondah’s first-ever dedicated dog park. Eastfield also incorporates picnic and playground facilities. As part of the ongoing upgrade of facilities within Eastfield Park, Council recently installed a public toilet and upgraded car parking in the area.

“To ensure that both plans capture the voices and vision of the local community, please take a few moments to tell us what you think by completing one or both of our online surveys, or pick up a hard copy survey at a Council Service Centre, Croydon Library or Dorset Golf,” Cr Dib said.

“You can also speak to the project team and complete a face-to face survey at a number of community consultations being undertaken during February including street stalls in Main Street, Croydon, the Celebrate Maroondah event at Canterbury Gardens and at Eastfield Dog Park,” he said.

“For those who are not frequent users of the park or reserve, or who have yet to visit, we still welcome you to share your thoughts.”

Survey responses must be submitted no later than Wednesday 28 February.

For more information about the projects, contact Renee Herps on 1300 88 22 33 or email

Have your say

  • Dorset Recreation Reserve

    Wednesday 7 February, street stall in Main Street, Croydon (outside Collins Booksellers) 11am to 1pm.

  • Eastfield Park
    Wednesday 14 February, street stall in Main Street, Croydon (outside Collins Booksellers) 11am to 1pm
    Saturday 24 February (Eastfield Park dog park) 9am to 11am
    Monday 26 February (Eastfield Park dog park) 7.30am to 9.30am
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