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See below for our 2023 events

The Friends of Braeside Park was one of the earliest Friends groups which are now attached to all metropolitan and state parks.  It was formed in August 1989 a few months after the official opening of Braeside Park this year we celebrate our 32nd Birthday..

 The Friends Group works closely with the Parks Victoria Rangers and is actively involved in:

        park planning and development

        tree planting

        funding of tree carvings

        seed collection and plant propagation

        bird counting

        salinity monitoring

        water quality testing, and

        monitoring bats and possums

For more park related information about Braeside Park go to the Parks Victoria website

For a copy of the park notes including a map of Braeside Park courtesy of Parks Victoria (pdf) click  here

For a copy of the Heathland Trail map courtesy of Parks Victoria (pdf) click here

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**Urgent due to Amount of Cypress Trees
that had to be cut down due to risk to human life**

Carvings will be undertaken in October

Click here to donate to our GoFundMe Fundraiser for more tree carvings:

 


2023 Events

Monthly Community Water Watch Program
Held on the 2nd Saturday of the Month starting in March thru to December
(March 11th, April 8th, May 13th, June 10th, July 8h, August 12th,
September 9th, October 14th, November 11th and December 9th)

Meet at Visitor's Centre @ 9:30am, Access via Lower Dandenong Road
Wear appropriate clothing and footwear
Led by Judith Sise contact her on 9551-7741 for more information and bookings

Annual Breakfast with the Birds in Wetlands 2023

Sunday OctoberSeptember 1st @ 7am - 9:30am (arrive from 6:45am)
Enter the Park from Lower Dandenong Road entrance, Braeside
Meet @ the Visitor's Centre access via Cypress Drive (turn right)
Wear appropriate clothing & footwear and bring your Camera/Binoculars
A Continental Breakfast @ the Visitor's Centre to finish off the Walk
This is a Free event but Donations are always welcome
Places are limited for Safety and Catering

Registration for this event is mandatory and must be done on Park Connect. https://www.parkconnect.vic.gov.au/

To RSVP or get help registering on Park Connect, via email:
braesideparkfriends@gmail.com or contact
Margaret Hunter on 0417 323 460

 

Inaugural Frog Information and Identification Night

Come and find out about the Frogs in the Park

Saturday 18th of November in Visitors Centre then a walk to hear the Frogs
Meet at the Visitors Centre, entry is from Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside
Bring your sense of adventure, appropriate clothing & footwear and a torch

A Phone with the Frog Identification App would also be great
Gold Coin Donation. Bookings are Essential as numbers are limited via email:
braesideparkfriends@gmail.com or contact Margaret Hunter on 0417 323 460

 

End of Year Xmas Breakup &
Committee Meeting 2023

Thursday December 14th @ 7pm at the Visitors Centre
Final Meeting for 2023 with Xmas Breakup and the Year in review
Bring a plate to share for End Of Year Breakup

2024 Events
Clean Up Australia Day 2024 @ Braeside Park

Click here or the logo above to register yourself on the Clean Up Australia Website for this event
Sunday March 3rd from 10am till 12pm
Meet at Visitor's Centre, entry from Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside
Wear appropriate clothing & footwear, bring a pair of gloves, a morning tea to finish
Some gloves and Clean Up Australia Bags will be supplied

Monthly Night Walk Activity Program 2023

View the nocturnal animals of the Park

Begins on the First Friday of each month at 7pm from April thru to September
on these dates, April 12th, May 3rd, June 7th, July 5th, August 2nd and September 6th
Meet at the Visitors Centre, entry is from Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside
Bring your sense of adventure, appropriate clothing & footwear and a torch

We will have some suitable infrared spot lights to lend
Gold Coin Donation. Bookings are Essential as numbers are limited via email:
braesideparkfriends@gmail.com or contact Margaret Hunter on 0417 323 460

World Environment Day 2024
 
Tree/Shrub & Grass Planting

Saturday July 27th from 10am till 12pm
Enter Braeside Park from Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside and follow the signs
Wear appropriate clothing, footwear and bring some gloves

Discovery (Spring) Walk in Heathland 2024
 
A Guided Walk through the protected Heathland to see the Orchids

Sunday July 28th from 2pm till 4pm
Enter Braeside Park from Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside and meet at the Visitor's Centre
Wear appropriate clothing, footwear and bring a camera

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Last updated: 15 September 2023.

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