Update: 29 June 2020.
Due to the scale of the works to secure the bridge abutments the Willowbank Bridge will be closed for several weeks. This is the section of the shared trail directly south of the Darebin Parklands, between the railway bridge and the Heidelberg Road bridge.
Darebin Parkland’s serenity was disrupted by an unfolding drama involving a distressed waterbird earlier this month. Reports started arriving early into the rangers office from concerned park users regarding a bird with material lodged on it’s beak.
During the COVID-19 restrictions urban parklands are a wonderful place to go for a physical and mental break for you, your children and your dog. Add some perfect autumn weather and every day seems like a sunny Sunday afternoon. Darebin Parklands is experiencing a massive increase in weekday visitors, and the Rangers continue to work hard to keep the bins empty, the lawns mowed and the shared trail clear. Our Parklands are a valuable shared space particularly during this difficult time, so please help us keep everyone safe by maintaining your distance and your patience for other park users.
The popular ABC program, Gardening Australia recently filmed a segment at Darebin Parklands with Head Ranger Peter Wiltshire. The episode focused on the success of the parks nest boxes and “chainsaw” hollows.
This Eastern Water Skink Eulamprus quoyii was seen flouting social distancing rules to be sunbathing on a rock along the western side of the creek in Darebin Parklands.