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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 Anniversary.

 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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Mordialloc Freeway
The Mordialloc Freeway is now well under construction and  is to be completed by late 2021.
This will greatly affect our Park as it runs adjacent to the lower section of the Park

near the Woodlands Estate and Ranger station right near the Wetlands area.
This will effect the Park Office adjoining facilities as well as the flora and fauna in the Park.

We strongly oppose the development but are realistic enough to want to be involved in the
planning now that this project is underway so to mitigate the effects on our beautiful environment.
Keep posted on the developments by visiting the MPV website or Information Hub on Boundary Road in Braeside.

2021 Events

Community Waterwatch Program
Held on the 2nd Saturday of the Month in March thru to December
Meet at Visitor's Centre @ 9:30am
Wear appropriate clothing and footwear
Led by Judith Sise contact her on 9551-7741 for more information and bookings

Night Activity Program

View the nocturnal animals of the Park

Begins on April 9th then the 1st Friday of each month at 7pm from May thru to September
on these dates, May 7th, June 4th, July 2ndd, August 6th and September 3rd
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

Mystery Walk

Where will it be this year?

Saturday June 26th @ 12:30pm till 3:30pm
Meet at Visitors Centre, entry from Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside
Wear appropriate clothing & footwear, afternoon tea to finish

National Tree Day

Tree/Shrub & Grass Planting

Saturday July 31st @ 9am - 12pm
Enter Braeside Park from Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside and follow the signs
Wear appropriate clothing & footwear and bring some gloves

Annual General Meeting

Sunday August 8th @ 1pm till 3pm
1pm for Meeting, 2pm for Afternoon Tea
Meet at Visitor's Centre, Entry from Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside
A Guest Speaker & afternoon tea to finish

Breakfast with the Birds

Sunday September 19th @ 7am - 9:30am
Enter Braeside Park from Governor Road, Braeside and meet @ Red Gum Car Park
Wear appropriate clothing & footwear and bring your Camera/Binoculars
Breakfast @ Park Office to finish.
Bookings are Essential for catering purposes via email:
braesideparkfriends@gmail.com or contact Margaret Hunter on 0417 323 460

Spring Walk

Heathland & Grasslands

Sunday October 17th @ 2pm till 3:30pm
Meet at the Nursery enter from Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside
follow the signs towards the Park Office (down the avenue)
Wear appropriate clothing & footwear, afternoon tea to finish

End of Year BBQ

Wednesday December 8th @ 12pm at Rangers Offices down the avenue

2022 Events

Clean Up Australia Day @ Braeside Park

Click here or the logo above to register yourself on the Clean Up Australia Website
Sunday March 6th @ 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

World Environment Day

Tree/Shrub & Grass Planting

Possibly on Sunday June 5th @ 9am - 12pm this is to be confirmed
Enter Braeside Park from Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside and follow the signs
Wear appropriate clothing, footwear and bring some gloves

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Last updated: 09 April 2021.

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