Barkly Gardens Open Space

Barkly Gardens is a green oasis in the heart of bustling Richmond.

Officially opened in 1867, Barkly Gardens is Richmond’s only 19th century residential garden square. We have several designated areas within the park available for hire; please view the map below for more information.


Download a map of Barkly Gardens (PDF)

Restrictions and Further Information

  • Barkly Gardens is wheelchair accessible, including accessible parking and bathroom facilities.
  • A minimum of ten working days notice is required for all potential bookings.
  • The park reservation must be carried by the hirer at all times.
  • Vehicle entry to Barkly Gardens requires a separate permit.
  • The small rotunda within Barkly Gardens is not available for hire. It is available on a first come, first use basis.
  • Alcohol may be consumed within the parks between 9am and 9pm. Alcohol may not be sold within the parks without an appropriate temporary liquor license.
  • Please notify Council on 9205 5205¬†regarding any park function with more than 50 guests, where there is music or where structures are required.
  • Download Council’s Conditions of Hire.
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