News and Upcoming Events

Junior Rangers Spotlighting (at dusk)

Friday 15th April at 6.15pm

Join the Park Rangers at dusk for a walk around the Parklands to spot the animals and birds that come out when it gets dark.

Meet at the Ranger's hut at the end of Separation Street. Please bring a torch, appropriate clothing and wear stout shoes.  This is one of the highlights of the year!

Astronomy Night in the Parklands

Tuesday 12th April at 7pm onwards

Not a DPA event but organised by the Alphington Community Centre. 

Identification of major stars, constellations and planets, using a large telescope supplied by the Astronomical Society of Victoria.  

Booking is essential - go to the ACC website and follow the links.  $15 per person or $25 for a family.

Junior Rangers Abseiling & Adventure Activities

Friday 8th April (School holidays!)

10.30 - 12.30 am

Morning of outdoor adventure supported by AUSCAMP. Meet near the Abercorn Bridge end of Smith Street.  Please wear sturdy shoes, protective clothing and sun protection.  

Bring a drink bottle, a snack and your bike.  Some bikes will be available to borrow.

A parent/guardian must be present.  Not a DPA family member? Join up via the website or on the day.

February 2016 newsletter now available

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Clean Up Australia Day

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Sunday 6th March

10 am to 12 pm

Join the Park Rangers at the Rangers Hut at 10am.


Join us to help clean up, fix up and conserve the environment.


Please wear sturdy shoes, protective clothing, and sun protection. Bring a drink bottle and a snack.

For safety reasons parents/guardians must be present and supervise children at all times. 
Families who would like to become members of the DPA can join up on the day.

Read more on the Clean Up Australia Day page here.

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