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Explore a park today

There’s nothing better for your wellbeing than getting out and enjoying the best of what nature has to offer.

Breathe the fresh air and enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of nature around you.

Our parks are everywhere – from the most remote locations to right in the heart of the city, so you can choose to stay close to home or venture further afield to enjoy them. 

Whether you’re looking for the exhilaration of reaching the top of a mountain after a challenging climb, a place to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends, or a tranquil space to unwind, Victoria’s wonderful parks have something for everyone.

The evidence is clear and far-reaching. Spending time in the natural environment – in places like parks - is good for your mind, body and soul.

Parks are free and they are for everyone. Why not explore a park today? Not only will it feel good, it will be good for you too.

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Parks Discovery 2015 edition out now

15 Dec 2014

Parks Discovery is a free 36-page magazine produced by Parks Victoria to inform and inspire visitors to Victoria’s amazing parks and reserves. The theme of this year's edition is ‘Visiting and staying in Victoria’s parks’ and the feature stories highlight the different styles of camping that can be enjoyed. The…

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Melbourne Tramways Band Recital

21 Dec 2014 2:30pm-4:30pm

The Melbourne Tramways Band will be holding their "Christmas Reflections" recital at the open air bandstand in Wattle Park in Burwood (weather permitting). Mel 60 J3. Bring your own rug or chair. If a concert is to be cancelled Parks Victoria will be advised by midday. You can check by…

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Westerfolds parkrun

25 Dec 2014 8:00am-9:00am

parkrun is free, weekly, 5km timed run that is open to everyone - walkers, runners, families, prams and dogs are all welcome! Westerfolds parkrun occurs every Saturday morning. We're based near the main carpark off the Fitzsimons Lane entrance, and the course is run entirely on sealed paths within the…

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Westerfolds parkrun

27 Dec 2014 8:00am-9:00am

parkrun is free, weekly, 5km timed run that is open to everyone - walkers, runners, families, prams and dogs are all welcome! Westerfolds parkrun occurs every Saturday morning. We're based near the main carpark off the Fitzsimons Lane entrance, and the course is run entirely on sealed paths within the…

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Junior Ranger holiday program

29 Dec 2014 12:00am - 24 Jan 2015 12:00pm

Join in for some fun ranger-guided activities these holidays.