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Back Creek – Glen Iris

This part of Back Creek Reserve, between Denman Avenue Ferndale Park in Glen Iris, follows the course of Back Creek before it was piped underground. As such, the reserve winds through a mix of grassy meadows and revegetated areas. It is popular with walkers and cyclists.


The area maintained extends from the Scout Hall in Ferndale Park NNE to Denman Avenue.

Parking is available at the P flag and the 612 bus runs along Glen Iris Road.

Back Creek Boys and Girls

The John Gardiner Rover Unit (from 1st Glen Iris Scouts) – alias the Back Creek Boys and Girls – is the relevant friends’ group for this portion of Back Creek. The unit maintains the patch of Back Creek Reserve from the 1st Glen Iris Scout Hall up to Denman Avenue, as well as behind the Morgan Glen Iris assisted living facility.

John Gardiner Rover Unit is made up of 18-25 y.o. members of Scouts Australia. We provide service to the local community, go on outdoor adventures, and have weekly meetups to learn new skills and socialise. In addition to maintaining Back Creek Reserve, the Unit is working on refitting an old car for the annual Rover Mudbash racing event.

Current projects and activities include:

  • Weeding, watering, planting, mulching and general maintenance of native patches planted by the 1st Glen Iris scout group over the past decade.

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