Banksia Park West Lawns (Yarra River, Yarra Valley Parklands)


Banksia Park West Lawns (Yarra River, Yarra Valley Parklands)

Banksia Park West Lawns sits to the west end of Banksia Park and if arriving by car, is accessed from a carpark at the end of the loop road or by foot, also from the south entry trail close to the Yarra River adjacent to Banksia St. As an extension to Banksia Park Picnic Area, the area is perfect for cyclists, joggers and walkers who can take advantage of the sealed trail that hugs the hairpin bend of the Yarra River, around the edge of the site.

There are no bins. Please take all rubbish away for recycling or disposal.

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How to get there

Banksia Park West Lawns (Yarra River, Yarra Valley Parklands)



Need to know

Banksia Park West Lawns (Yarra River, Yarra Valley Parklands)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash


  • Restricted opening hours


  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery surface
  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

Birrarung Park Playground Closed

The playground at Birrarung Park is closed due to safety concerns. 

Parks Victoria apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Yarra Flats Toilets Closed

Toilets closed due to safety concerns.

Westerfolds Park Wood Fired Barbecues removed

Please be advised that wood fired barbecues are no longer available at Westerfolds Park. There are electric barbecues at the Ridge Picnic Area  and Porter St Picnic Area. You can bring your own gas barbecue if you prefer.

Parks Victoria apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.

Notice to River Users 31 May 2023

As Waterway Manager under the Marine Safety Act 2010 Parks Victoria wishes to advise these waterway closures and activities (PDF) on the Yarra River, Maribyrnong River and Victoria Harbour.

Attachments: Ntru May 31 (858KB)

Shallow Waters - River Channel Downstream of Charles Grimes Bridge

The channel immediately downstream of Charles Grimes Bridge in the vicinity of Yarra's Edge Marina has reduced water depth as a result of sediment build up. Minimum depth at low tide may be less than 2m. Large vessels should navigate the area with caution.

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