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Footscray Park: An Edwardian Paradise

Take a guided walking tour through this wonderful Edwardian Park, to learn its heritage and history. It is the largest and most intact Edwardian park in Australia Hear its unique story of community advocacy to save open space and create the park.

You will be taking a walk through a lovely Edwardian park, created through the efforts of the local community and the Footscray Council. To learn of the efforts of community advocates, to save an open space threatened with development. We will walk its terraced paths of bluestone, along Drew walk through the wisteria covered pergola. See the rustic lookout built by students from Footscray technical college (Victorian University). Learn about its Indigenous history, the connection of the Henry Lawson society to the park, the Melbourne Cup and the phantom call, and the visit of Prince Charles and Princess Dianna. Visit the memorial garden for soldiers from WW1 and WW2 to learn its unique story and see the statue “Winged Victory” built in 1922 from funds raised by the community.

Event dates

Event Details

Footscray Park, Mills Close, Ballarat Road, Footscray, Victoria

We will meet at the statue in front of the Mills Close, Ballarat Road entrance.


10am -12pm

Entry fees:
By donation
Prebooking requiredstony_au@yahoo.com0427131052
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Parking available on Ballarat Road or local streets