The Darebin Parklands located in the southern section of the Darebin Creek Catchment has a natural bush setting that is unique. Located only 7km from Melbourne, the Darebin Parklands contain hidden treasures including remnant orchards and crops that were grown on the fringe of the city during the mid 1800s. The Parklands historical land uses include dairy farming, vineyards, quarry and tipping site. Clues of these industries can still be found when exploring the park.
The Darebin Creek Environment Centre is located in the Darebin Parklands and DCMC staff operate out of this location. The Environment Centre is the working hub of environmental education on the Darebin Creek, where pre-school, primary, secondary and tertiary students, along with community groups and individuals can utilise the skills of staff and facilities on offer.
For picnickers and visitors the Darebin Parklands offer toilets, free electric BBQs and open grassy areas to recreate and relax.
The Darebin Parklands can be accessed via the Darebin Creek Shared Trail, Alphington and Darebin Railway Stations and the number 508 bus. Car parking is available via Smith St and Separation Street, Alphington, Melway reference 31C9.
We are losing our wildlife to pets at a rate of 30 native animals per year from cats alone. While great companions, cats and dogs have a natural urge to hunt and kill our native wildlife. Cats should be kept inside at night and controlled during the day to prevent them from killing our precious wildlife. This also ensures the safety of your cat.
Dogs should be kept on lead to reduce attacks on wildlife when recreating along the Darebin Creek, which also ensures their own safety from snake-bites. Dog poo is harmful to wildlife and humans alike and can pollute our precious waterways, so always carry a bag and clean up after your dog.