What makes it special
Presidents Park sprawls across 75 hectares of a natural floodplain.
It features Tarneet Islands, which can be accessed from the park, on the west bank of Werribee River. They are named for the volcanic rocks on which the Diversion Weir is built. The islands represent an important cultural landscape for the Wadawurrung and Bunurong Peoples, who shared the river border. This particular area has benefited from planting programs, with restored habitat benefiting both birds and birdwatchers.
The open, grassy layout and paved looping track at Presidents Park is a local favourite for dog-walkers, so expect to see canines of all varieties on your walk or bike ride.
The park is part of a central network of public recreational areas adjacent to Werribee River. Presidents Park is connected to Riverbend Historical Park immediately to its north, while Wyndham Park lies south of it.
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Things you can do
- Presidents Park features an adventure playground, as well as BBQ facilities, covered picnic tables, and a public toilet block. Every convenience for an outdoor party with extended family, so you can just head home and relax after!
- There is also a popular skate park perfect for taking kids to test their latest move.
- Take your dog for training, a play session, or just a good stretch. There are distinct on- and off-lead areas; please check the Wyndham Council dog off-lead areas. Remember to help minimise nitrogen and phosphates in the river by disposing of animal waste properly.
Getting there and around
Address: Heaths Rd, Werribee
There are designated parking areas at the western (playground/BBQ area) and eastern (riverside) entrances to Presidents Park. Please be aware that spots might become limited on busy days.