Address: Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds
Melways ref: 28D7
Maribyrnong Park is a large reserve that borders the Maribyrnong River. The park features two sports fields and it also has an excellent path network for walking and cycling to surrounding areas.
The Maribyrnong Park features:
- access all abilities playground
- rotunda and picnic areas
- access to river front for fishing and canoeing activities
- rain garden
A reminder: please don’t feed the ducks or other birdlife. It’s very unhealthy for them.
For an explanation on the reasons why, watch our 1 minute YouTube animation and share it with your friends to help spread the word!
Maribyrnong Park Raingardens
In 2013 a project was undertaken to improve local water quality, create a new landscape and increase local biodiversity around the rotunda in Maribyrnong Park.
This project forms part of our Maribyrnong River Master Plan, which provides a long-term, grand vision for future improvements to the section of the river between the Afton Street footbridge and Maribyrnong Road; some of Moonee Valley’s most popular and loved open space areas.
The works included the installation of a system to collect and clean the water from existing stormwater pipes to improve water quality. The water quality is improved by filtering through two large raingardens which have been planted within the old lake area. The raingardens have appropriate plants and soil filtration that clean the stormwater before it enters the Maribyrnong River, they also provide some habitat for small local wildlife species.
For more information please call the Urban Design team on 9243 8888.