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Spend a day in nature at Brimbank Park, Keilor East

Brimbank Park is located just 15km from Melbourne CBD and is a great destination for a day of outdoor activity along the Maribyrnong River.

Brimbank Park Girl Sitting On Cow Sculpture

Things to do at Brimbank Park

Take a bike, scooter or just stroll around the Brimbank Park walking tracks winding over 5km through the Australian bush – have a look at the Brimbank Park map for the Brimbank Park Nature Trail. Enroute there are plenty of tall trees for shade, as well as wide-open space.

Brimbank Park Boy Scooting On Path

A favourite spot to walk is to follow and cross the picturesque Maribyrnong River as it bends throughout the valley. There’s a high chance of spotting ducks as well as other colourful birdlife!

Brimbank Park Boy Walking Across River

The park’s facilities include various playgrounds, large grassed areas, numerous undercover picnic tables and gas BBQs. These are available to use free of charge with no booking required, making Brimbank Park a popular place for family and community group gatherings.

Brimbank Park Colourful Playground

When allowed, every Saturday morning at 8am you’ll find crowds of runners joining the free 5km timed run, the Brimbank Parkrun.

Are dogs allowed in Brimbank Park? Yes! Note that inside Brimbank Park dogs are required to be on-leash at all times. 

Brimbank Park Playground

Want more adventure for the little ones?

Brimbank Park Playscape is the main playground at the Northwest section of Brimbank Park Keilor, nearby Car Park A.

Brimbank Park Children Playing At Playground

Families will be delighted to find an adventure playground filled with plenty of fun things to climb, play, swing and uncover. The equipment is mostly suited for toddlers, preschoolers and lower primary school kids as it’s all quite low to the ground and small. 

Brimbank Park Girl Scooting On Maze

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Tactile circular paths form Waa’s Message maze, embracing the indigenous history of the land.

Brimbank Park Maze

Children can explore different themes, artwork and sculptures including giant animals and even vegetables to climb and play on. The ‘pea in a pod’ is a favourite sculpture!

Brimbank Park Children Playing Inside Pea Sculpture

The Brimbank Park Playscape has been designed to cater to children of all abilities, including those in wheelchairs and those with vision impairments, to join with their families for a fun day in the park.

For children on the autism spectrum, Parks Victoria provides social script resources with images and text to show and prepare children for what they may see or experience during their visit.

These are available online and were developed with help from AMAZE – Victoria’s peak body for people on the autism spectrum.

Brimbank Park Bunjil's Nest

Near the main playground spot the giant ‘Bunjil the Creator’ nest where children can climb up inside and look out over the park.

Away from the main playground is a “build your own” cubby house structure, great for entertaining the older kids, as well as a giant platypus sculpture to clamber over.

Brimbank Park Platypus Sculpture

Brimbank Park Keilor East also has a permanent orienteering course, and for those families into geo-caching, there are four spots to find on the app throughout the Park.

Brimbank Park CafeLumbar and Co

Lumbar & Co is the name of the Brimbank Park cafe serving coffee and snacks seven days a week. 

Brimbank Park Cafe Lumbar & Co Exterior

The café focuses on environmental sustainability. The owners are aiming to reduce waste from food production and packaging, as well as providing healthy menu options from locally sourced produce.

Brimbank Park Inside Cafe Lumbar & Co

Inside the cafe you’ll find lots of seating the Park Rangers office, plenty of outdoor space and even some ride-on toys that the kids can enjoy!

Brimbank Park Toys Inside Lumba & Co Cafe

Lumbar Cafe Brimbank Park is working with the community and Parks Victoria so that the cafe can become a place for locals, businesses, clubs and community groups to share and experience one of Melbourne’s great metropolitan parks.

[vc_column_text el_class=”thon-hot-tips-panel”]Tips for Brimbank Park:

  • Walking trails through the bush and along the river;
  • Native birdlife and animal spotting;
  • Park access and car parking are free of charge.
  • Picnic area and BBQ use are free of charge. No bookings required.
  • Adventure play at Brimbank Park Playscape;
  • Disabled access;
  • Social script resources;
  • Grass areas and shaded areas;
  • Brimbank Park cafe onsite; and
  • The park is a short 30-minute drive from the heart of the city approximately 15km north-west of Melbourne via the Ring Road or Calder Freeways.

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Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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