What is significant?
Mossvale Park, including the original plantings by Francis Moss and later plantings and buildings established following the establishment of the Park in 1946, at Mossvale Road, Berry's Creek.
Why is it significant? Mossvale Park is of local historic, aesthetic and social significance to South Gippsland Shire.
Historically, Mossvale Park is important as an example of 19th century landscaping that demonstrates how European settlement and development of this area sought to radically modify the natural and cultural landscape. It is also notable for its development as an important regional park in the post war period and for its associations with Francis Moss and the former Mossvale Nursery. (AHC criteria - A.4, B.2, C.2, D.2, and H.1)
Aesthetically, Mossvale Park is distinguished by its many fine examples of mature exotic specimen trees, which together with the remnant indigenous vegetation, create an area of exceptional landscape quality that is unique within the Shire. (AHC criterion - E.1)
Socially, Mossvale Park is an important part of the identity of the Berry's Creek area, and is one of most well-known and best-loved parks in the South Gippsland region. (AHC criterion - G.1)