Footscray Park is a regional open space with extensive garden beds and other facilities.
It provides views to the city skyline, Flemington Racecourse and connections to the Maribyrnong River Trail.
Footscray Park is one of the largest Edwardian parks in Australia. The 15-hectare park is located on the south bank of the Maribyrnong River in Footscray.
Footscray Park has the most intact Edwardian period public garden in Victoria. The Park was designed by noted architect Rodney Alsop, who won a competition for its design in 1911. These plans were implemented by Superintendent David Mathews, from 1916 to 1964. The park contains a memorial garden for soldiers who served in World War I and World War II as well as a memorial to the poet Henry Lawson.
In late 2018 the new all-abilities playground opened at Footscray Park between the pond area and the Maribyrnong River. The playground is fully fenced and contains a waterplay area, natural play elements, sandpit, musical elements and other playground equipment set amongst trees and garden beds. A public toilet and picnic areas are close by.
Footscray Park Masterplan
Read about how we will be improving and protecting this significant community asset in our Footscray Park Masterplan
Off-lead dog park
The off-lead area is located on the western side (Victoria University side) of Thomson Water Garden. Dogs must be on-lead within five metres of the trail along the Maribyrnong River.
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❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ Footscray Park, Ballarat Road, Footscray | Map
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