Brimbank Park
Brimbank Park
4.5
6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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A short drive from the heart of the city, Brimbank Park is the perfect for a day out with family. The park offers ideal settings for picnics, walks along the extensive network of trails, fishing, canoeing and bird watching, all set within peaceful parklands surrounded by prolific birdlife. The Brimbank Park Playscape is a haven for creative play. Children and their families will be inspired to connect with nature as they play. The playscape is designed for children of all abilities to play, explore and socialise in the outdoors. There are several picnic areas in the park. Gas barbecues, shelters and picnic tables are available free of charge. If picnics aren't your style, stop by Lumbar & Co.
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia12,094 contributions
    Melbourne as it once was
    Brimbank Park is a large expanse of native bushland in the north-west of Melbourne. A river flows through the park, it is to pleasant wander along the river, the paths are easy to follow. The park is popular with families, there are BBQs and place to have a picnic. Brimbank Park is a remnant of Melbourne as it once was.
    Written September 26, 2022
  • travelyear
    Keilor East, Australia25 contributions
    All that space just 15mins from the CBD
    Leaving right on the edge of Brimbank Park for the last forty years I can claim to be a bit of an expert on the park. Brimbank Park was set up by the old Board of Works who used to look after water, sewage, parks and such in and around Melbourne. Brimbank and Jells Parks were set up about the same time as big size Metropolitan Parks and locked into legislation and cant be chopped up for development. Brimbank has the Maribyrnong River winding its way through the park, there are several small weirs controlling the flow, and a few remains of private weirs that the market gardeners had to dam up the water for their pumps. Space is the big thing in the park which means plenty of car parking, BBQs can be booked, long and short walking trails and open areas to kick a footy and so on. There is a Ranger's centre but the concession for the coffee shop has run out so its BYO snacks at present. There are toilets and shelters for picnics. Plenty of birds to spot, some fish in the river, but over the years kangaroos have visited and the odd koala spotted, plenty of possums, the odd fox and look out for snakes. But the wonderful open space is to be enjoyed, especially as the city gets more and more crowded and people live in high rise apartments more and more. Visit once and you will be back for more.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 23, 2018
  • SammyW74
    Melbourne, Australia16 contributions
    Great park
    Easy parking. So many things for the kids to play on, the Birds Nest look out is a favourite. They also enjoyed playing in the sandpit. The cafe is lovely too, although check their opening hours as they are not open the whole time the park is.
    Traveled with family
    Written July 19, 2017
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia12,094 contributions
Sep 2022
Brimbank Park is a large expanse of native bushland in the north-west of Melbourne. A river flows through the park, it is to pleasant wander along the river, the paths are easy to follow. The park is popular with families, there are BBQs and place to have a picnic. Brimbank Park is a remnant of Melbourne as it once was.
Written September 27, 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia12,094 contributions
Jan 2022
Brimbank Park is almost wild, there are lots of interesting things to see. The Maribyrnong River flows through the park. There are lots of native trees, just follow the paths and you can't go wrong. This park is a piece of bushland in the suburbs. Birds a plentiful, and you may see some native animals.
Written January 15, 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia12,094 contributions
Feb 2021
Brimbank Park takes in the Maribyrnong River parklands. You can fish in the river, or go canoeing. There is an abundance of wild birds. It also hosts the Horseshoe Bend Farm. There are many trails to follow. Brimbank Park is in Keilor East, one of Melbourne's north-western suburbs. It can be accessed from Keilor Park Drive, which runs off the Western Ring Road.
Written February 27, 2021
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Peter M
1 contribution
Mar 2020
Nice wide open spaces where everyone can enjoy themselves with interesting little points to be enjoyed especially the wind-up nature sound tracks on the walking track.
Written March 31, 2020
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Tony W
Sydney, Australia4,483 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
A large park that is good for plane spotting if they are landing the right way into Tullamarine. The park also hosts a number of walking tracks, BBQ and picnic areas and open spaces to enjoy.
Written March 5, 2019
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,723 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
We had half a day to kill before catching a flight and this park looks very promising. It is huge, with lots of walking trails and picnic areas. There were lots of families there on a Sunday morning.
However, as foreign visitors unfamiliar with the area we found the signage lacking. We wanted to do some walks and did find a map at the building which used to be a cafe and visitor centre, but the trails are extensive and hardly signposted on the ground. We had no idea where we were headed or ending up.
Disappointed in the experience.
Written November 25, 2018
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d0nald37
Gold Coast, Australia88 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
This Park offers all sorts of activities ranging from the family picnic to walks, cycling, jogging, informal sports, playgrounds and eatery. there are large spaces for activities and shelters for picnics if needed. many bring their own chairs and I saw one group with r=their own barbecue. The walking tracks are smooth and vary in length, though most involve some hills.A great way to exercise and/or enjoy a day out.
Written November 11, 2018
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funkyhughes23
Melbourne, Australia314 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
This place is massive and there are lots of things to do here. From walking trails to bike riding, lots of space for just running around or kicking a ball. Lots of birds around. In a quick walk last time we saw ducks, cockatoos, currajongs and a tawny frogmouth. Also great for a paddle in a kayak etc as the water is super calm. There are also signs of Indigenous habitation (which reportedly dates back around 50,000 years in the local area). A couple of things to be aware of: the cafe has closed down, so you'll need to bring your own food/drinks. Also, they are keen on you taking your rubbish home with you so there are no bins around.
Written October 2, 2018
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Marilyn M
2 contributions
Sep 2018 • Family
Went with my daughter and 15 month old grandson. Playground is spread out and not much equipment for a toddler. Good for school age children. Lots of walking paths.
There are no rubbish bins and there was rubbish left in the playground.
Unfortunately the cafe has closed.
Written September 14, 2018
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Kirsten S
5 contributions
Jun 2018
This park is wonderful if you just need to get out of the house for a walk. There is so much to see, from wildlife to interesting flora.
Written July 9, 2018
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  • Sun - Sat 6:00 AM - 5:30 PM