Activities

Working Bees

Working Bees are an important part of routine maintenance of the park and new revegetation initiatives.  There are community-oriented Sunday Working Bees and regular Monday/Thursday activities.  Click here for further information.

Park Highlights

  • WetlandsTawny Frogmouths
  • Meandering Creek
  • More than 90 species of bird life
  • Tall mature remnant eucalypts
  • Extensive network of walking tracks
  • Great view from hill in Blacks Walk
  • Heritage listed mature oak in Kalang Park

Secrets of the Creeklands – A Whimsical Walk

  • Did you know that Blackburn was named after what is now effectively an underground drain ?
  • Did you know there was a ford across the creek at the end of Myrtle Grove ?
  • Did you know that there is a remnant pear orchard in the park near Malcolm Street ?

A walk through the park has been developed to expose some of the less well known features of the park.  Please click here for details.

Web News

The Blackburn Creeklands committee produces a monthly web news page on our web site.  Friends are sent an e-mail notification and link when the news is released.  If you’d like to join the e-mail list for our web news, please submit your details using the form below:

Note:  Personal contact details will be used exclusively by the Blackburn Creeklands Advisory Committee only for purposes related to the park and will not be passed on to anyone else.  Friends may unsubscribe at any time.

Noticeboard

We maintain a noticeboard on the south side of the creek at the Pakenham Street end of Kalang Park adjacent to the Blackburn Bowls Club.   Click here for further information.

Bird Counts (or Surveys)

The Blackburn Creeklands is blessed with an amazing diversity of native birdlife.  In 2012, a program of Bird Counts started.   These biannual surveys are conducted on a Saturday morning in Autumn and Spring.  The community is invited to join in – no special expertise is required to participate.  Click here for further information.

Other Activities

Bungalook Nursery: In 1987, a young Geoff Lodge (son of Alan) wanted to plant local indigenous species in Creeklands, Blackburn as part of his studies at Burnley Horticultural CollegeCr. Wendy Reid assisted him in obtaining a Bi-centenary Grant to establish a community plant nursery to grow indigenous species for Creeklands and other bushland parks in the area.  Many of our plants are sourced from Bungalook Nursery to this day.