The parklands, 25 hectares in size, comprise a mix of open space, passive recreation and bushland areas. The park is used for many different purposes such as walking, dog off lead areas, jogging, cycling, and picnicking.
The environmental assets within the park are managed by Banyule's Bushland Management Department with assistance from local volunteers. If you are interested in helping with the management of the park and its natural assets you may like to join the Friends of Salt Creek.
Banyule Council acknowledges the Wurundjeri-willam people, the traditional custodians of Banyule.
Flora and Fauna
The two dominant vegetation communities are Plains Grassy Woodland, exposed plain slope-River Red Gum and Plains Grassy Woodland, terrace valley-River Red Gum. The remnant bushland areas of the park boast a diverse mix of indigenous species including Pepper-top Sun Orchids (Thelymitra brevifolia) and three species that are listed as rare and threatened. Areas of natural interest include the Davies Street wetlands and the northern grasslands where indigenous grasses and herbs have been reintroduced.
Four species of frogs have been heard calling in and around the Davies Street wetland, including the Common Froglet (Crinia signifera), Eastern Banjo Frog/Pobblebonk (Limnodynastes dumerilii), Spotted Marsh Frog (Limnodynastes tasmaniensis) and the Southern Brown Tree Frog (Litoria ewingii). Many native birds and reptiles use the parklands for shelter and food, including from August and September, with regular visits from a group of Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos (Calytporyhnchus funereus).
Features & Facilities