Quarries Park is located beside Merri Creek in Clifton Hill and can be accessed from Ramsden Street. Yembla Reserve, Walker Street Reserve and Ramsden Street Reserve joins with the park to make it a large area for visitors to engage in recreational activities. Quarries park form part of parks and reserves connected with walking paths which in turn connected to Main Yarra trail and Merri Creek Trail.
The park has a unique children’s playground which is made mostly from natural materials.
Near the park, close to Merry creek is the Merri Creek Labyrinth. Merri Creek Labyrinth was created by local residents over summer 2001 – 2002. Friends of Labyrinth was formed in 2011 to take care of it. The Labyrinth design is classic Cretan Labyrinth adopted from the oldest known Labyrinth design carved in stone around Mediterranean from at least 1200 BC.
The land of the park was under Melbourne Corporation in 1842 and the Corporation established Melbourne Corporation Quarries north of Ramsden Street to the east of Yembla Street. The area south of Ramsden Street were largely occupied by quarrymen like Samuel Ramsden and Henry Brown.
Collingwood Council also operated a quarry here. For more than a century from 1842 to 1963 basalt stones were excavated from here. After it ceased to be a quarry, the land was turned into a tip and later to a park. Remaining bluestone cliffs are visible along the Merri Creek Trail near the park.
Park also has some of the best views of the city.
Facilities at the Park
Playground, public toilets, BBQs, Picnic shelter, seatings, Picnic tables, Dog off-leash area, Skate Park, Ramsden Street Oval and Pavilion, 1x soccer ground and 1x cricket/Australian Rules ground, multi-use court (cricket nets in season)
Dogs are prohibited at children’s playgrounds and should be on leash within 10m of it. Dogs must be on leash 10m of sporting grounds when they are used for approved sporting events. Other times dogs are allowed at unfenced sporting grounds only.
wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets and parking.
Location: Quarries Park, Ramsden Street, Clifton Hill, Australia