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Friends of Braeside Park has a committee of management which usually meets 2nd Thursday of each month at 7pm at the Park Office.  It is responsible for organising major activities and managing the organisation’s finances.

Friends of Braeside Park have many activity groups.  New members for these groups are always very welcome.  Contact Bev Bancroft on 9551 4578

The committee of management is responsible for  producing a newsletter which contains up-to-date information about the activities of the Friends group and other park activities. Financial members receive a copy of the newsletter (click HERE for current membership costs and to download a membership application form).




There is a modern plant nursery at Braeside Park where Friends produce more than 20,000 plants each year.  All the seed stock and cuttings come from within the park or the immediate vicinity.  This ensures the integrity of the stock.

More than 200 local indigenous species have been found in the park.

The plants are used for the revegetation of the park.  Excess plants are made available to other local groups.

The group meets on the 1st Saturday and 3rd Sunday each month from 10.00am to 12 noon. The Nursery is also open for plant sales on the Sunday. New members are always welcome.



TREE PLANTING & COMMUNITY PROJECTS (Every Wednesday from 9am till 12pm)

From its beginning in 1989, plantings have been a feature of community involvement in the park.  Some current members have watched the trees they planted grow to maturity over the past twenty seven years. 

Plantings are held autumn to spring each year.  They usually occur on Saturdays and Sundays.  Notification of planting days are always contained in the Friends monthly newsletter, the 2 planting days for 2017 will be on June 4th for World Environment Day and July 29th for National Tree Day both at 9am till 12noon, follow the signs, enter from Lower Dandenong Road entry.  Community groups and business can arrange to plant a specific area during these regular days or during the week.  Schools, ethnic organisations, scouts and guides have all organised plantings for their groups.

Each Wednesday a group meets to work with one of the rangers from 9am till 12noon.  Their tasks are varied – tree, shrub and grass planting, and caring for areas already planted out.



The trunks and branches of the dead trees in the southern area of the park would seem to indicate that there has been a salinity problem in the past.  To monitor salinity throughout the whole of the park nine wells have been sunk to measure the salinity and water tables on a regular basis.

This work is carried by a group of Friends.  The result of their work is reported in the monthly newsletter.


  Routine testing of run-off waters from the Dingley area and the adjacent golf course into Braeside Park wetlands is monitored by a Friends Group.  The water is tested at five locations along the stream on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 9am till 12noon, Meet at the Park Office.


The Friends of Braeside Bird Group was established over 20 years ago.  Group meets the 4th Friday of the month at 8am till 11am at Robin Car Park

There was a great deal of interest in future bird talks, outings, campouts etc.

For more information about this group please contact Glen Oliphant, c/- the Rangers office Ph 9265-7300

Over a number of years records have been kept of the various bird species found in the park.  These records need continual updating so that changes in the number and range of species can be monitored.


  The community Garden is a recent development funded initially by a government grant. It provides learning and involvement in specific sites within the park where display gardens are being developed. These are located adjacent to the community nursery and in the Federation picnic area. Look for the new giant chess board and other activities there. The group meets at the Nursery on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 10:00am till 12noon.


  The walking group meets every Tuesday and Friday morning at the Visitors Centre at 9.30am.  This is an informal group where people walk at their own pace.  Most stay for morning tea after the walk has been completed.  Anyone can attend without prior notice

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