Photo gallery

For a selection of old pictures and other DPA artifacts from the archive, visit the DPA section of the Victorian Collections website at: http://victoriancollections.net.au/organisations/darebin-parklands-association

We try hard to acknowledge those who have taken the photos we use on this website. Please let us know if we haven't acknowledged yours and we'll fix it right away.

Junior Rangers Halloween Night - October 31st 2016

Community Bonfire - September 16th 2016

Building a Rosella Nestbox - August 14th 2016

Junior Rangers Beekeeper morning - 27th June 2016

Junior Rangers Abseiling - 8th April 2016

Parrot Boxes in the Parklands (taken by Michael Mann)

Junior Rangers spotlighting evening, 8th May 2015

photos by Maree Trentin

Junior Rangers Easter Games 2015

photos by Robin Massey

Community bonfire night, 10 October 2014

Photos by Annabelle Dureau

Junior Rangers picnic races, 6 April 2014

Photos by Meredith Schaap

Clean Up Australia Day, 2 March 2014

Photos by Debra Nette

Park Tour and BBQ, November 2013.

Photos by Charmaine Connan

Junior Rangers gum leaf painting, November 2013.

Photos by Maree Trentin

Bonfire night, 11 October 2013

Photos by Annabelle Dureau, Timdork Street

Nesting boxes in the park, August 2013

Photos by Michael Mann

Park care day, July 2013

Photos by Debra Nette

40th birthday celebration, 19 May 2013

Park care day and volunteer celebration, November 2012

Kids Catch a Carp Day, October 2012

Build a possum box workshop, June 2012

Visit by the Hamer family, May 2012

The Hamer family visits Darebin Parklands, May 2012

In May 2012 we were honoured to have some very special visitors to the parklands, the family of the late Premier of Victoria, Sir Rupert (Dick) Hamer.

We were thrilled to be able to give Lady April and her daughters Sarah and Julia a tour, and to tell them what a hero to all of us in the parklands and DPA Sir Rupert is. We took the Hamers back to the old rangers' hut, built by the DPA and officially opened by Sir Rupert in 1980.  (Mouse over the photos below for more information or click on any of the images for a slide show.)

Sir Rupert, the father of the Garden State, played a pivotal role in the parklands. He supported the creation of a park, even when the site was a weed infested wasteland, and helped gain the equivalent of $1 million in funding to make the wonderful place we enjoy today. We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to him, and were glad to be able to thank his family first hand.

Clean Up Australia Day 2012

Park care day, November 2011

Darebin Parklands Discovery Day and book launch, November 2011

Kids Catch a Carp Day, October 2011

Junior Ranger wildlife spotlighting, May 2011

Junior Ranger water pollution action day, May 2011

Build a nest box workshop, May 2011

Wildlife in the parklands

From the archives (our park, when it was a quarry, tip and horse paddock)

Plant nursery park care day, December 2010

Junior Ranger bonfire night, October 2010

Darebin Parklands Picnic Races

35th birthday celebration, September 2008

We try hard to acknowledge those who have taken the photos we use on this website. Please let us know if we haven't acknowledged yours and we'll fix it right away.