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Footscray Park entrance and ornamental gates.
Henry Lawson bust.
Victory Statue at entrance to Footscray park.
Drew walk, Pagoda and ponds
Launder commemorative urn.
Footscray Park entrance and ornamental gates.

Footscray Park: An Edwardian Paradise

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Dave Matthews 1916-1964


Come admire the largest and most intact Edwardian park in Australia that continues to hold a special place in the heart of Footscray residents.

What's On

Take a guided walking tour through this wonderful park to learn about its heritage and history, and hear the stories of personalities and groups involved in its creation. Hear its unique story of community advocacy to save open space and create the park, and learn about its botanic flora and the work of curator Dave Mathews in its development. Listen to stories of the phantom call, different events, its connection to Footscray, the memorial garden and the park's personal history.

Images: (1-6) Footscray Park. All photos: Steven Wilson.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 27 + Sunday 28 July
Tour runs 10am
Running for 120 minutes in groups of 25
Bookings required

Bookings required—$7 booking fee applies
First release tickets: 12pm Wednesday 3 July
Second release tickets: 12pm Saturday 6 July

Meet at Footscray Park entrance at the corner of Ballarat Rd and Mills Close



Partially wheelchair accessible

There will be long winding paths that follow the slope with some stairs but these can be avoided


40 Maribyrnong Blvd, Footscray VIC 3011

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