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Discover Racing Themed Tote Park, Moonee Ponds

Tote Park Moonee Ponds is part of the major redevelopment of Moonee Valley Racecourse as Moonee Valley Park. It is the first publicly accessibly space available to visitors and residents in the Moonee Ponds development.

Tote Park Moonee Ponds Children Playing On Climbing Frame

The racing-themed park is spread over half a hectare and evokes plenty of charm with spacious rolling lawn, serpentine gardens and a nature playground that’s great for young kids.

Tote Park Moonee Ponds Wooden Leaf Sculptures

A memorial for the legendary horses Winx and Manikato takes pride of place in Tote Park.

Tote Park Moonee Ponds Winx Memorial Statue

The Tote Park playground is based on the idea of a garden, filled with friendly bugs and blooming flowers. In fact, you can even help one of the bees pollinate the colourful flower sculptures by turning a wheel!

There’s a small sandpit with some sandplay equipment and sound tubes…

Tote Park Moonee Ponds Boy Playing Sandpit

….some wooden blocks that spin with sound…

Tote Park Moonee Ponds Kids Playing With Musical Blocks

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….a surprisingly challenging monkey bar and rope tunnel climbing frame…

Tote Park Moonee Ponds Children Playing

….imagination play florist shop…

Tote Park Moonee Ponds Girl Climbing Through Ropes

…and a small slide attached to a wooden ramp connecting to the wide paths great for scooting or riding. The paths are all accessible, wheelchair and pram-friendly.

Tote Park Moonee Ponds Wide Angle

There are a few benches but no picnic shelter, BBQs or toilets, so it’s not a park that you’d be expecting to spend the whole day.

Tote Park Moonee Ponds Bee Safe Signage With Boy In Sandpit In Background

Tote Park will be the place for Moonee Valley Park residents to have community gatherings, picnics and gentle strolls for young and old. 

Tote Park Moonee Ponds Insect Sculpture

Tote Park is also hosting Moonee Valley Park’s health and fitness program MOVE. These FREE fun and energetic group fitness sessions include a Bootcamp, Stretch and Mobility Conditioning and a Weekly Trot Run Class. 

Tote Park Moonee Ponds Girl Jumping On Insects And Flowers On The Ground

Over time the Moonee Valley Park development will incorporate the Tote Dining and Bar (a renovation of the original 1931 tote building on the site) as well as 2000 apartments and terraces and more than 20ha of new open space with a botanical theme.

In the meantime, Tote Park is walking distance from the Queen’s Park cafe Curator’s Collective, Brother Hen and The Clocktower Centre. There is free timed parking in the surrounding streets.


In Moonee Ponds you can also visit Queen’s Park, Brother Hen and The Ascot Lot.

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  • pram and wheelchair accessible walking paths;
  • water tap;
  • playground with sand play;
  • grassed area;
  • free timed parking.

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About Joyce Watts

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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