My visit of November 26, 2018, starting at the car park off Pakenham St.
Of the three parks within the Blackburn Creeklands, Kalang Park is the largest. Stretching almost 1km from Pakenham to Main Streets, with an area of approximately 9 hectares, this park holds an abundance of features to explore.
Accessed through a large network of gravel tracks and narrow pathways along both sides of the creek, the northern section of Kalang Park is largely indigenous bushland. Glimpses are possible of tawny frogmouths in the crook of any of the large mature eucalypts and galahs and kookaburras can be heard in the trees above.
In the billabong are frogs and in spring, this is a great place to sit and watch the wood ducks swimming with their ducklings.
After rainfall, the ephemeral depressions that skirt the southern pathway hold water and create a unique and interesting environment.
South of the creek there are opportunities for passive and active recreation. These are open grassed areas for sport and activities such as kite flying, as well as revegetated pockets to explore.