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See below for our 2024/2025 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 34thBirthday..

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

        tree planting

        funding of tree carvings

        seed collection and plant propagation

        bird counting and

        water quality testing

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

Cypress Carving will be undertaken in 2024

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

 


2024 Upcoming Events

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

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

 

Monthly Night Walk Activity Program

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

National Tree Day
 
Tree/Shrub & Grass Planting

Saturday July 27th from 9am till 12pm
Enter Braeside Park from Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside and follow the signs
Wear appropriate clothing, footwear and bring some gloves


Sunday 11th of August
2pm-4pm at Braeside Park Visitor's Centre
Annual Report and election of Committee followed by a Guest Speaker and afternoon tea.

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

Sunday September 15th 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

 

Annual Breakfast with the Birds in Wetlands

Sunday October 13th @ 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

 

Frog Information and Identification Night

Come and find out about the Frogs in the Park

Saturday 16th of November in Visitors Centre then a walk to hear the Frogs
Meet at the Visitors Centre from 7:30pm, 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

Thursday December 12th @ 7pm at the Visitors Centre
Final Meeting for 2024 with Xmas Breakup and the Year in review
Bring a plate to share for End Of Year Breakup

2025 Events

Clean Up Australia Day @ Braeside Park

Click here or the logo above to register yourself on the Clean Up Australia Website for this event
Sunday March 2nd 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


Discovery (Autumn) Walk in Heathland
 
A Guided Walk through the protected Heathland
Sunday May 18th 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

World Environment Day
 
Tree/Shrub & Grass Planting

Sunday June 15th from 9am till 12pm
Enter Braeside Park from Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside and follow the signs
Wear appropriate clothing, footwear and bring some gloves

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