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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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Innovative art space encourages creativity in Braeside Park

30 Oct 2014

Forty artists recently enjoyed drawing and photography workshops at Braeside Park in an innovative solar-powered workspace designed especially for people with a disability. Parks Victoria and Arts Access Victoria partnered to organise the workshops in ‘Nebula’, a fully self-contained and mobile work space, gallery and performance venue owned by Arts…

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Westerfolds parkrun

1 Nov 2014 8:00am-9:00am

parkrun is free, weekly, 5km timed run that is open to everyone - walkers, runners, families 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 park.

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Discover the Prom from 1-3 November 2014

1 Nov 2014 12:30pm - 3 Nov 2014 4:30pm

Get to know Wilsons Promontory National Park with a Ranger on a Discovery walk or activity on Melbourne Cup Long Weekend from 1-3 November 2014. A range of activities are available including Junior Ranger activities for 6-12 year olds, StoryTime activities for pre-school age children and guided walks, presentations and…

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Little Desert Discovery

3 Nov 2014 8:00am - 6 Nov 2014 5:00pm

Make a big difference at Little Desert! Learn about the endangered Mallefowl recovery program, support wildlife monitoring and encounter a range of native wildlife species held at the Little Desert Sanctuary including Suger Gliders, Bruh-tailed Bettongs and Bush-stone Curlews.

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Grampians Conservation Explorer

3 Nov 2014 8:30am - 6 Nov 2014 5:30pm

We will take you behind the scenes on this exclusive, small group adventure as you work alongside a Parks Victoria Ranger to 'track and protect' the elusive Brush-tailed Phascogales, which are on Victoria's threatened species list. You will sample some of the region's best wines, see ancient Aboriginal rock art…