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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Felicia Dale Reserve - Forest Hill

Felicia Dale Reserve, managed by Whitehorse Council ,  is a pretty park facing 345/347 Canterbury Rd. It was formerly part of an orchard and some of the fruit trees survive. 

An open watercourse (known as the Forest Hill Drain), marks the western boundary, which passes beneath Canty Rd and ends near the Nunawading Aqualink in the Forest Hill Reserve.

A gravelled pathway continues northeasterly past the northern boundary of the Reserve - this follows the alignment of the drain which is now underground in large pipes.The drain was originally a creek which started near Rook's Rd.

Residential development started around 1962 when the remaining orchards were subdivided and converted to housing blocks.

The Dale features a childrens' playground and rustic timber seats. 

A footpath crosses the drain and leads up a series of steps to Bristow Drive .

There is street parking off Felicia Grove, which starts at Canty Rd. My visit was on December 12, 2018.

Aerial photo of the land in 1945 with Mt Pleasant Rd at the left.

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