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Catani Gardens St Kilda


Catani Gardens is a beautiful place to come and relax, or enjoy adventure play!

Historic boulevards of Canary Island palms trees line the walking paths and visually define the gardens. Events are common in the gardens and weekend pony rides are popular with families.

Luna Park, St Kilda Beach,the St Kilda Sea Baths and St Kilda Pier located to the east and the wide expanse of the West Beach precinct on the adjacent side of the gardens are easily accessible from Catani Gardens. Fitzroy street offers abundant restaurants, eateries and entertainment options and the Acland Street shopping precinct is a short walk or tram ride away.

The playground features shade sails, bright contemporary play equipment and is set into a large sand pit.

Play elements include:

junior and senior swing sets, see saw, rocker, rotting carousel, a pirate ship with sand digger, multi level climbing structure, rock climbing wall, slide, scramble net, climbing ladders, rotating fireman’s pole with attached seat and more!

Useful Information

Restrooms with disabled toilets and baby change facilities, kiosk, playground with shade sails, rotunda, BBQ’s, picnic tables, bench seats, drinking fountain, permitter paths for walking or jogging, a large grassed reserve and mature shade trees, foreshore views and access.Catani

Getting There:

Gardens is boarded by Jacka Boulevard, Beaconsfield Parade & Pier Rd in St Kilda. There is a pedestrian ramp into the gardens from the upper esplanade that overpasses the Jacka Boulevard roadway.

Trams – Catch tram number 3a, 16 or 96 along Fitzroy street and The Esplanade or catch tram number 112 to the corner of Park St and Fitzroy Street then walk one block south toward the intersection of Fitzroy Street and Beaconsfield Parade / The Esplanade. Catani Garden is across the road.

Bus – Bus route 606 ( Fishermans Bend – Elsternwick) travels along Parks street, Fitzroy and Jacka Boulevard passing the gardens enroute.

Parking – Paid and restricted street parking is available along Beaconsfield Parade and Pier Roadheck signage and meters for parking restrictions or call ASSIST for specific parking information – (03) 9209 6777. Private underground parking is available in the St Kilda Sea Baths complex.

Or if you live in the area, why not walk to the gardens?!

Dogs are not permitted off leash, penalties apply. Parking restrictions apply in the surrounding roads and streets, please check the parking signs for full details


  • Cost: Free
  • Booking not required
  • Catani Gardens, St Kilda VIC Beaconsfield Parade, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

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