Sydenham Park shared user path opens

There’s a new shared user path at Sydenham Park providing access to the city’s largest green open space.

We’ve created a destination for walking, cycling and picnicking along a new $2.4 million shared user path, which also includes a lookout, picnic space, seating, signage and walking trails.

The pathway starts at the Kings Road/Calder Freeway Interchange and connects to a 2km walking circuit that allows residents to enjoy the beauty of this natural asset.

The shared pathway is part of the Sydenham Park Master Plan Stage 1 works, and the beginning of developing Sydenham Park as a key destination for Brimbank.

This project was made possible by the Victorian Government’s $300,000 contribution as part of the Suburban Parks Program. Brimbank Council contributed $2.1 million to the project.

About Sydenham Park

Sydenham Park is a 231-hectare reserve in Keilor North with inherent environmental, cultural and ecological values. Its distinct landscape includes river valleys with vistas across the Maribyrnong Valley and is home to kangaroos, wallabies, birdlife, river animals, native plants and more.

Sydenham Park is also a place of cultural significance. The Wurundjeri people have been connected to this land for tens of thousands of years, caring for the park’s waterways, land and flora and fauna.

Brimbank’s open spaces play an important role in supporting the community’s physical and mental wellbeing through connecting with nature.

Sydenham Park is another green space for our community to enjoy outdoor play, physical activity and social interaction, leading to healthier lifestyles.

Brimbank  Mayor, Cr Bruce Lancashire said:

“Thanks to the investment of the Victorian Government and Brimbank City Council, a portion of Sydenham Park is now open for recreational use for our community.

“Sydenham Park is an asset for the whole community and a magnificent landscape steeped in cultural heritage and environmental values.

“This is another green space for our residents to keep healthy and active, socialise and enjoy our natural environment.

“Council looks forward to continuing the improvements of this wonderful parkland, and developing Sydenham Park as a key destination for Brimbank.”


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Brimbank City Council acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of this land, the Wurundjeri People, and pays our respects to Elders past and present.