Cruickshank Park Loop

Yarraville, Victoria

Cruickshank Park Loop

Yarraville, Victoria
Staff Pick
34 m
2.31 km
Very Easy

Summary

A park walk to enjoy with children and/or dogs. Enjoy the Stony Creek and open space of the area.

Cruickshank Park Loop

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This walk has two playgrounds including Mimi the Muttabuttasaurus at McNish Reserve. It has a creek that dogs (permitted off leash except between 8am-10am and 3pm-5pm everyday) can enjoy and kids can cross on stepping stones. It has beautiful eucalypts, bird life and in spring you can hear the pobblebonk frogs calling!
The park also has a BMX track, tennis courts, a free little library and a community garden.

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Points of Interest

1. Start of walk

Nearby buses - 431, 411 and 412.

2. Playground

A great playground with areas for bigger and smaller kids. Note: in this area of the park dogs must on lead at all times.

3. Bridge over Stony Creek

At this point you can choose which direction you head around the park. Head over the bridge to walk clockwise or stay on the concrete path to go anticlockwise.

4. Steep bit of path - worth knowing for those walking with kids on scooters!

This area is also good for kids to explore.

5. Cruikshank Park Pond

A good spot for dogs to cool down in summer. You can cross the creek here via a 'rock hop'.

6. Bridge over Stony Creek

Another decision point. Take the bridge over the creek and turn left to shortcut the circuit. If you would like a longer walk (next section is gravel and you need to cross the creek via a rock hop).

7. View from bridge

Looking North.

8. Head up the gravel path

This part takes you around the BMX track and public tennis courts.

9. BMX Track

Fun for little kids and big kids!

10. Public tennis courts

Have a hit!

11. Rock hop over the creek

If you don't want to do this part you can either choose to stay on the concrete path earlier (point 6), or head back to the bridge along the concrete path.

12. McNish Reserve Dinosaur Park

Check out Mimi the Muttabuttasaurus. Slide through her guts, growl from her jaws or pretend to hatch more Mimi's from the Dino eggs.

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13. Yarraville Community Garden and free little library

Have a picnic and bring a book to swap at the little library!

14. Deep part of creek

Good for pooches who need a proper swim/cool off.

15. Exercise park

These are dotted around the park in case you want to add an extra workout to your walk. From here head back towards the bridge to the west and turn right to get back to the beginning.

Features

Natural Trail Natural Trail
Coast/River/Lake Coast/River/Lake
Park(s)/Garden(s) Park(s)/Garden(s)
Playground Playground
Drinking Water Available Drinking Water Available
Seating Available Seating Available
Dog off-leash area Dog off-leash area
Pram friendly Pram friendly

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