Melbourne’s newest waterside park and playground destination for the ‘young and the young at heart’ has opened to the community on the foreshore at Port Melbourne.
The park was officially opened by the Minister for Ports Luke Donnellan on 20 February 2017.
Known as Maritime Cove Community Park, the new park overlooking Sandridge Beach at Perc White Reserve, continues the Port of Melbourne’s commitment to create more attractive public open space as part of the $1.6 billion redevelopment of neighbouring Webb Dock into an international container port and automotive hub.
Working in conjunction with the community, the Port has designed the park to be a welcoming and family-friendly destination complete with a range of attractions to showcase the area’s maritime and waterside heritage, mindful of the natural landscape including the foreshore dunes.
“The port undertook lengthy consultation to come up with ideas for the park – including asking local primary school students – and a landscape architect was appointed and refinements were made to ensure this new open space can be enjoyed by everyone,” said Port of Melbourne CEO Brendan Bourke.