What makes it special
Wyndham Park is a story of transformation. It may be hard to imagine upon visiting, but this area used to be a farmer’s paddock and sand quarry. It was purchased by the local council in the 1970s. However, it was much disused until Werribee River Association advocated for its development.
Wadawurrung Traditional Owners had significant input in the design, including the northwest section which showcases indigenous plants that would have dominated the historic plains of Werribee. In those grasslands, emus were not only a common sight but also an important feature in Wadawurrung oral tradition, and acknowledged through the fibreglass installation under the rail bridge.
Since the redevelopment, it has become the premier outdoor scene in the district, with various zones for activity. From picnic lawns, to sheltered BBQ areas, playgrounds for different abilities, and exercise equipment, there is something here for everyone.
Wyndham Park also features secluded tracks next to the Werribee River, including an overlook from a natural ridge where you can sit and watch wildlife. Make sure to also check out the view from the footbridges that span the river.
Things you can do
- Go for a walk or bike ride along the Werribee River Trail. Head north toward Presidents Park and Davis Creek or south toward Bungey’s Hole and Werribee River Park.
- Bring something for the BBQ on a lazy Sunday with the family.
- Come early for the outdoor gym for an energy boost before the work day.
- Take the kids for a kick around on the big lawn — perfect for soccer or footy.
- Organise a playdate or mums group hangout at the playgrounds: there is a gentle nature-play area for little kids at the eastern end, and an adventure extravaganza for older children at the northwest boundary.
Getting there and around
There are mulple entry points to Wyndham Park:
• Wedge St Piazza, Watton Street, Werribee
• Bicentennial Bridge, Comben Drive, Werribee
• Cnr Werribee St and Princes Hwy, Werribee
There are public toilets at Wyndham Park, as well as bike racks. On-street parking is available. If spots are limited, there are also free parking areas next to the Wyndham Cultural Centre and Bridge Hotel, both on Watton St.
You can use this Victoria Walks map to guide your exploration around the Wyndham Park.
Why not visit the Wyndham Art Gallery at the Cultural Centre while you’re in town? You also have a wide pick of assorted cafes and restaurants on this bustling strip.