Welcome to the Friends of Caulfield Park
Caulfield Park Bandstand - bringing back the music - 11 November 2012
come to listen, perform, pose or paint!
The Friends have arranged for the Glen Eira Band to play at the Caulfield Park Bandstand from 2pm on Sunday 11 November 2012. We hope that this will be the first of more regular events at the bandstand. Come along for an afternoon of music and art and bring a rug. This event coincides with the Glen Eira Artist's Association's annual Paint in the Park day.
We are interested in expressions of interest from other local community musical groups (eg school choirs) who would also like to perform at the bandstand on the day (contact Lisa on 0407 557 881). If you are on Facebook you can "like" the "Bandstand at Caulfield Park" Facebook page to subscribe for more information and updates.
We are delighted to report that the new Tree Brochure has been produced by the Glen Eira Council with help from the Friends of Caulfield Park. These brochures contain notes about 30 of the trees located in the Western end of the park, and can used to undertake a self guided walk around the park. Each tree in the brochure has a number and these are being attached to the actual tree along with it's name. Simply follow the map and when you locate the tree nearest you with a plant label, look it up in the brochure.
Trees in the western (heritage) end of Caulfield Park
Discover Caulfield Park Today!
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Bird's eye view of Caulfield Park
Birds of the Park
Budget Submissions to Glen Eira Council
Caulfield Park Master Plan
Childrens' Play Areas
History of Caulfield Park and Paddy's Swamp
Play Areas in Caulfield Park
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Friends of Caulfield Park
Values with respect to the Park
Caulfield Park is a very large open park space in south-east Melbourne. It provides recreational opportunities for a wide range of users. These include casual users as well as tennis,bowls, soccer, cricket, lacrosse, recreational walking on a surrounding walking track and a leash-free area for dogs. The park contains pavilions, a conservatory, childrens' play areas. and a heritage-listed arboretum for those who simply like to meander through its unstructured, non-enclosed vistas.
Principal Value Statement
The value of Caulfield Park is that of a multi-functional ‘PARK’.
This includes the maintenance of the present diversity of Caulfield Park, together with a balanced respect for the recreational values of all users including all those listed above.
The principal values of Caulfield Park include the retention and maintenance of:
Green space and uninterrupted vistas by ensuring that all future building and parking developments are park-sympathetic, in colour, shape, and location.
Historic and significant artefacts such as the rotunda, conservatory, bronze statues and heritage-listed arboretum at the west of the Park
Sporting amenity including the principle cricket ground, the grassed sports pitches at the east end of the park, and adequate sporting facilities
Children’s play areas
Preservation of the park’s values and options for future generations (employing the precautionary principle – don’t waste what you can’t get back)
Relates to the retention of the existing park ambiance and includes:
Minimal loss of Green Space including:
No further extension of car parking that results in the loss of Green Space.
No further construction of excessively large buildings that encroach on Green Space.
Minimal loss of Vista
No compromise of the uninterrupted soft green views from inside or outside the park by either multi-story or landscape-intrusive buildings
Non-severance of space due to roads crossing the walk path around Caulfield Park
Non-severance of park concept by the inappropriate positioning of large buildings (e.g. across its centre).
FoCP acknowledges the needs of all park user types including:
Recreational WalkersDog Walkers
Casual Users from near and far, including those who appreciate the “existence value” of the park in its current form.
Residents of multi-unit developments in the immediate area who rely on the park for outdoor activities (their de-facto backyard)
FoCP resists the use of park land in an area recognised as deficient in open space for any new car parks
Management and Amenity
FoCP is concerned about the impacts of:Noise – impact on surrounding residentsLighting – impact on surrounding residents
People in park at night – safety issues
Existence Values vs. Usage Values
Many people use the park from a large regional catchment. Many others value the existence of this large area of green space even if they do not use it.