Located on the edge of the Central Geelong business district and bordering the Waterfront Geelong precinct, it is a fantastic spot to enjoy fresh air and outdoor activity. It spans 185 acres of sporting facilities, walking tracks, parkland and recreation space, off-leash availability for dogs, picnic areas and spectacular views.
Eastern Park is an arboretum featuring a great collection of conifers. Pines from around the world form wonderful avenues along the original carriageways. Cypress and other tree species make the park a wonderful world and escape from the everyday hustle and bustle of city living.
The Eastern Park precinct encompasses the Geelong Playspace, Geelong Botanic Gardens, Geelong Conference Centre, East Geelong Golf Course, Limeburners boat ramp, historic mineral springs, statues and stormwater lake. The park is used by many locals for jogging, walking and cycling with 20 significant landscape areas or features to find and explore.
The multi dimensional and scenic park provides endless opportunities for any demographic.
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Established over a century and a half ago, the Eastern Park area has a fascinating history and recognised heritage value.
On 10 April 1851, the Government of the Colony of New South Wales had the foresight to set land aside at the edge of the Geelong settlement and as such an exposed site of 200 acres with bay frontage and little vegetation has been transformed during the past 150 years to become Eastern Park and the Geelong Botanic Gardens.
The Geelong Botanic Gardens and Eastern Park have recognised heritage value and are listed on the Victorian Heritage Register and on the Register of the National Estate because they are an excellent example of nineteenth century Victorian Botanic Gardens.
Trees in Eastern Park are some of the finest examples in Victoria with 36 trees listed on the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Register of significant trees.