An open space with a playground, sitting area, dog poo bag dispenser and creek-side picnic spot
Look left here to see the new path to the Main Yarra Trail, via Napier Waller Reserve. This path is due to open to the public in 2017, though it is already well-trodden.
This terrific bridge joined Sparks Reserve with the Darebin Creek Trail, making life much easier for Fairy Hills residents wanting to walk along the creek.
The Darebin Creek floods regularly - to avoid fence losses, the owners of creek-side properties installed cable-based fencing with pivots with water flow.
At the annual 'catch-a-carp' day, these pest fishes are sometime spotted here - though rarely caught.
Build on an old tip, this hill is prone to slipping. New stabilisation works and planting will keep the hill in place.
Look across to the Ivanhoe Wetlands - constructed in 1992, they are a haven for birds and wildlife. You can reach them via paths and stepping stones further along the creek.
Look to your right for where grass and weeds have been sprayed to make way for new planting - as part of an ongoing parkland-wide transition from grass to bush.
Just next to the path, this map shows the main walking and cycle routes through the parklands, as well as provision for dog-off leash areas and a number of historical markers.
As you stroll through the park, look up to see nest boxes for native birds and small animals - they are an ongoing project of the DCMC and DPA to help wildlife protect their young from predators.
Follow this path to the right to find the stepping stones over the creek - then onto the Ivanhoe Wetlands, created in 1992.
Mount Puffalo was created in 1998, and provides superb view of the park.
Part of the parklands is built over a landfill, which 'leaches' liquid - a system on ponds, reed beds, waterfalls and wetlands clean and treats the water before it reaches the creek.
Lovely to look at and listen to, this waterfall plays a key role in the water treatment system - it aerates the water as it travels from one pond to another.
Ducks love bread, but it's not good for them - while you might not be feeding them much, please consider that you may be the tenth visitor today.
There are numerous shared trails through the parklands, though this one provides the easiest passage for wheels of all types.
Seats like this one are dotted throughout the parklands, providing a rest stop and an opportunity to watch the water birds .
A perfectly placed amphitheatre, it is a popular spot for large family picnics, concerts and festivals.
At the Separation Street entrance to the parklands, you'll find a car park and these brand new public toilets - clean, accessible and unisex.
Want to know what's happening in the parklands? You can check out the DPA Facebook - but if you're passing by, you're sure to find something interesting on this notice board.
Home to the DCMC rangers and a place to learn about parklands history and management - pictured here, Ranger Pete has played a leading role in creation of the parklands over the past 25 years.