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Footscray Park: An Edwardian Paradise

Footscray Park: An Edwardian Paradise

Take a guided walking tour through this wonderful Edwardian Park, to learn its history. Hear its unique story of community advocacy to save open space and create the park. Hear the work of its Curator Dave Mathews in its development and the parks stories.

You will be given a guided tour by a local historian and long-time resident. There will be handouts for the park and the memorial garden. The gardens are a wonderland of Botanical plants maintained by the council for over 100 years, there are lovely bluestone walled walks. Amongst its shady paths, hidden grassed area you will hear about the varied history of its creation, local stories of eccentric characters, unexpected connections, and dramatic events.

Event dates

Event Details

Entrance to Footscray Park, Footscray, Victoria

The entrance is next to the Victory statue which is visible from Ballarat Road and Mills Close.


10am to 12pm

Entry fees:
By donation
Prebooking requiredstony_au@yahoo.com0427131052
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities:
  • Accessible toilets
Other things
you need to know:
Limited parking, ticketed parking available on Maribyrnong Boulevard on the river