Living Outdoors

The Federation Trail shared path extends between Millers Road, Brooklyn and the Werribee River, Werribee. The trail was opened in 2006 and forms part of the Metropolitan Transit Network. The trail is off road and there are traffic lights at any busy road crossings.

There are two reserves in Brooklyn. Duane Reserve has a soccer field, pavilion and playground. Nearby, Brooklyn Reserve has several tennis courts (state funding will see two courts resurfaced to hard-courts in 2008) and a clubroom, a ½ basketball court and a children’s playground.

Several large reserves are located in Altona North. Crofts Reserve at the Western end of Blackshaws Road has several ovals, cricket nets and clubrooms. To the East on Mason Street, Paisley Park offers a large range of sports facilities including: lacrosse and soccer fields; a golf club and driving range; bowling greens; and a badminton facility. In addition, it is home to the Bayfit Leisure Centre which includes an indoor swimming pool and gymnasium.

Also in Altona North is Langshaws Reserve. The reserve is located in Cresser St and has a sports oval and small pavilion.