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Hays Paddock
Glass Creek Park, Kilby Park
Type Urban park
Location 25-27 Longstaff Street,
Kew East, Victoria, Australia
Established 1844
Founder William Oswin
Operated by City of Boroondara
Open All year
Status Open to public
Camp sites No
Parking Yes
Public transit access 200 Bus Route
207 Bus Route
Website Home Page

Hays Paddock is a popular Australian recreational park in the eastern Melbourne suburb of Kew East. Managed by City of Boroondara council, the park consists of a popular playground, walking & cycling tracks, and two ovals for teams playing Archery, Cricket, and Soccer. The park is also sometimes referred to as 'Kilby Park' due to its proximity to Kilby Road, and 'Glass Creek' due to the creek of the same name that passes through.


Old Xaverians SC (left) and Plenty Valley Lions FC (right) observing a minute silence before a Victorian State League Division 4 Reserves match at Hays Paddock, 27 April 2019
Hays Paddock Cricket & Soccer Field (south oval) and Pavillion
Location Hays Paddock
Coordinates 37°47′21.75″S 145°3′28.75″E / 37.7893750°S 145.0579861°E / -37.7893750; 145.0579861
Owner City of Boroondara
Operator Melbourne Deaf Club
& Old Xaverians SC
Capacity Standing
Surface Lawn

Deepdene Cricket Club
Melbourne Deaf Cricket Club

Kew Deaf Soccer Club
Old Xaverians Soccer Club


The creek of Glass Creek passes through the parkland, entering from the south-east corner of the park and exiting through the central west-end underneath the Eastern Freeway. The land originally belonging to the Wurundjeri people, William Oswin was the first recorded owner of the land in 1844 where Hays Paddock and Glass Creek flows into the Yarra on a property known as Kilby Farm.

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