Discover the Natural Beauty of Footscray

When you think of Footscray, the image of tranquil wetland strolls or manicured gardens may not be the first things that come to mind.

When most people think of Footscray, they don’t think natural beauty, but Footscray is edged by a significant inner city conservation park, in Newell’s Paddock, and one of the largest and most intact examples of an Edwardian garden in Australia, Footscray Park.

Discover these hidden gems in this short film, showcasing the uniqueness and significance of these suburban green spaces, hear from local expert Ranger Ben and see how the local community and preservation groups use and look after the parks.

From birdwatching, taking a stroll, bike ride or walk along the Maribyrnong River or just soaking up the scenery, get out there and enjoy your natual environment, and the natural beauty of Footscray.