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Footscray Park:An Edwardian Paradise

Come on a walk through the lovely Footscray Park, join us for a guided tour of this wonderful Botanic Edwardian park. Learn its history, its many nooks and crannies, and the colourful characters and incidents that have taken place throughout its past.

You will be taking a walk through a lovely Edwardian park, created through the efforts of the local community and the Footscray Council. Learn of the efforts of community advocates and the generosity of the Victorian Racing Commission, 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 Henry Lawson Society’s connection to the park, the Melbourne Cup phantom call, and the visit of Charles and Dianna. Visit the memorial garden for soldiers from WW1 and WW2 to learn its unique story and the statue “Winged Victory” built in 1922 from funds raised from the community.

Event dates

Event Details

Address:
Cnr Mills close and Ballarat road, Footscray, Victoria

Meet at the Victory Statue next to the entrance.

Times:

10am-12pm

Entry fees:
By donation
Booking:
Prebooking requiredstony_au@yahoo.com0427131052
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Website:
footscrayhistoricalsociety.org.au
Onsite facilities:
  • Accessible toilets
Social:
Other things
you need to know:
On street parking Ballarat Road