Braeside Park is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.
Braeside Park is an oasis of parkland nestled amongst golf courses, urban development and busy roads. As you stroll through the park’s Red Gum grassy woodlands, heathland and around the wetlands, it's easy to forget you're surrounded by the suburbs.
This is a great park for a family day out. Cook up a feast on one of the free electric barbecues or enjoy a picnic on the lawn. Kids of all ages will love exploring the adventure playground. Modules are included for junior kids and disabled access, as well as older children.
Braeside Park offers a variety of educational and recreational opportunities. It protects significant environmental and cultural heritage, from Aboriginal occupation to European settlement. Muralled art walls depict the flora, fauna and cultural heritage of the area. Tree stump art carvings of local celebrities line Cypress Drive. Wander through the interactive community garden.
Get active and walk, jog or cycle along the multi-purpose trails. Walk where Phar Lap's hooves pounded the turf along the historic race course trail. Stroll through the park’s Red Gum grassy woodlands, heathland and around the wetlands. A series of complex and valuable environmental communities find their home here. Discover the diverse range of bird life, listen for frogs or search for an echidna.
Get involved in activities such as propagation, planting days, bird watching, water quality monitoring and the community garden with community groups including the Friends of Braeside Park, the Dingley Village Men’s Shed and the Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre.
Get moving at Braeside Park by joining the FREE Live Life Get Active outdoor activity camp.
Braeside Park outdoor activity camp is open to all members of the public. Activities on offer include:
- Active X Training
- Active Boxing
- Active Yoga
Sessions are available at 9:30 am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during school terms.
Braeside Park is open from sunrise to sunset. One-way spikes at the Lower Dandenong Road exit allow you to enjoy the park and leave at your leisure.
The Governor Road entrance closes at 4pm daily. The Visitor’s Centre is open 10am to 4pm.
Things To Do
This area is well known for its wildlife. Keep an eye out for:
Tours in the area
Bushwalking, four-wheel driving, horse riding, kayaking, rock climbing and mountain biking are just some of the many activities you can experience in Victoria's parks.
If you want to try something new or meet some like-minded people on your next visit to a park, contact a licensed tour operator.
Parks Victoria licenses tour operators who are experts in these activities and more. They will help you get the most out of your visit.
How to get there
Braeside Park is accessible from two entrances:
The Lower Dandenong Road entrance provides access to the Telford and Federation picnic areas, toilets, visitor centre, playground, park office and trails.
The Governor Road entrance provides access to the Red Gum Picnic Area, toilet, wetlands and trails.