Melbourne’s newest riverside park

Melbourne’s newest riverside park is underway, with construction beginning on a new waterside park, Seafarer’s Rest.

Set between The Mission to Seafarers heritage building and Seafarers Bridge connecting to South Wharf, Seafarers Rest is an important part of the City of Melbourne’s Greenline Project, and the site of Melbourne’s newest riverside park.

The 3500sqm park will offer space for relaxation and recreation and improve access for pedestrians and cyclists.

Lord Mayor Sally Capp attended the ceremony breaking the initial ground as was clearly very pleased with the project and its benefits for the people of Melbourne.

In addition to taking inspiration from the maritime legacy of the area, the design of the park was shaped by inputs from nearly 1000 community participants to authentically reflect local interests and heritage, while also meeting contemporary needs.

The park includes expansive open lawns connecting the river promenade via new pathways, alongside a designated play area for children and families. It will enhance Melbourne’s urban ecology, offer dog-friendly access, and provide ample seating for various activities. Features such as rope swings, timber seating reminiscent of shipping crates, and curated local maritime artefacts from the Offshore & Speciality Ships Association (OSSA) celebrate the area’s industrial roots and Melbourne’s port legacy.

Learn more of the project at the Riverlee website. Click here.

Image: Riverlee
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