Footscray Park Masterplan

The Footscray Park Masterplan 2011 sought to preserve and improve the landscape character, usability and facilities within the park to attract greater visitation. It has guided improvements and developments across the park, including the Maribyrnong Boulevard carpark, Mills Close Steps, the regional all-abilities playspace, public toilet, picnic areas and broad scale tree planting.

Updated Masterplan

Council has now updated the Footscray Park Masterplan to reflect completion of these upgrades and incorporate a number of new initiatives including free public wifi, new walking paths, and improved interfaces with Victoria University.

The updated masterplan unlocks the sites potential and will strengthen the sporting landscape with the inclusion of the Melbourne Victory Football Academy.

Key changes to the revised plan include a Melbourne Victory Football Club female and junior football academy incorporating 3 playing fields, enhanced interpretation and park interactivity including free public Wi-Fi, increased landscaping and continued boulevard planting along Ballarat Road, new walking paths around the playing fields and Henry Turner South oval, and an improved car park at the eastern end along Ballarat Road.

Footscray Park will continue to be the premier site for Council's festival/celebrations program ensuring the New Year's Eve celebrations and other community festivals continue to operate from the park.

Information sessions

We recently conducted an online survey and hosted two listening posts to gather feedback about the updated Footscray Park Masterplan. We know Footscray Park is loved by many and that you may have questions about the project, so please join us at our upcoming information sessions.

Saturday 25 May, 10am-2pm
Footscray Park, near playground

Wednesday 29 May, 6-8pm
Footscray Town Hall

These information sessions provide the opportunity to chat to Council staff about the Footscray Park Masterplan and the upgrades that are planned.


40 Maribyrnong Boulevard, Footscray 3011  View Map

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