Park is one of the largest and most intact examples of an Edwardian park in Australia
. The 15 hectare park is located on the south bank of the Maribyrnong River in Footscray in Victoria
. It is classified as a heritage place on the Victorian Heritage Register for its aesthetic, horticultural and social significance to the State of Victoria and was the first gardens to be placed on the register. The park is noted for its botanical collection, ornamental ponds and garden structures.
The park was established following lobbying by local citizens to establish parkland on the site.The entrance to the park on Ballarat
Road features stone walls and wrought iron grates which incorporate the wording “Footscray Park”. A World
War I memorial which was unveiled in 1922 stands at the entranceway. It features an Italian-sculpted marble statue of Victory on a granite base.
The park has two (originally three) major paths running east-west along the embankment which are bisected by a north-south path (the T.B. Drew Memorial Walk) which descends the embankment through a wisteria-covered arbour to Thomson Water Garden.The park also has open playing fields on the flat area near the river.The park has a diverse collection of mature trees, including palms various Australian species as well as a number of species which are rare in cultivation in Australia.