Tirhatuan Park is a beautiful open space park located in Dandenong North. This park forms part of the Dandenong Creek vegetation corridor, providing important habitat for our native flora and fauna. The Dandenong Creek bike and walking trail meanders through the relaxing natural surrounds of the 20 hectare park, which includes two lakes, a wetland, boardwalks and beautiful bushland.
Tirhatuan Park is home to the endangered Plains Grassy Wetland Ecological Vegetation Class which provides habitat for many species of frogs, insects and birds, including the endangered Latham’s Snipe (Gallinagi hardwickii) which visits the park from Japan each year. For more information on flora and fauna visit the Native Animals and Plants page.
Things to do
- Walk along the extensive path network and boardwalk
- Go for a ride along the Dandenong Creek bike trail
- See Ian Harrison's artwork 'Spreading the Message' - Walk south along the Dandenong Creek Trail towards Stud Road (approximately 350 metres from the car park)
- Fly a kite
- Have a barbeque
- Enjoy the fantastic district playground
- Take your dog to the dog off-leash area (must remain on a lead everywhere else). Now includes an separate offleash area for small breed dogs only as well as a large communal area
- Enjoy the public art display, Waterkite
- Environmental events are held regularly in the park, including tree planting days, frog watch and night stalks