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Published June 4th 2018
Clarinda is home to parks, cafes, and a great market
Clarinda is a suburb near Clayton South, which is 17 kilometres south-east of Melbourne. Until the mid 1950s, Clarinda was a market gardens area. The local school and housing were expanded in the decades following. The suburb now has an extensive shopping area, and parklands. Former sand quarries in the south of Clarinda are used for recycling.
Parks and Sports
There are still some picturesque parklands from the original layout of the suburb. Bald Hill Park is a great location for a picnic with the family.
The area certainly has plenty of green spaces for a small suburb, and visitors with a green thumb will enjoy shopping for the garden. Sunshine Nurseries is at 35 Tully Road Clarinda, and is open from 8am to 5pm weekdays, and to noon on weekends. Melwyn Garden Supplies site is at Lot 2 Leslie Road nearby, and has recycled materials, soil, and gravel, that take advantage of the recycling areas in the south of the suburb. They are open every day from 8am to 5pm (but only 2pm on Sundays).
The most well-known area for retail is Clarinda Shopping Centre on Bourke Road. There is also a regular Clarinda Arts and Craft Market, and the next one is on Saturday July 7th 2018. For more details of these events check here.