Victoria Park is situated on Orlando Street. Previously known as Fenton Street Domain, it was renamed in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s 60 years’ reign.
A lake is situated in the middle of the park and was once used by fisherman and boaters before becoming a home to ducks. A walking track surrounds the pond and the path leads walkers through an array of native plantings. The path caters for everyone, with seating and picnic spots. To compliment the gardens which are in King Edward Park, Victoria Park has its own rhododendrons planted alongside flowering cherry trees on the Fenton Street boundary.
The Victoria Park Memorial Gates, located at the southwest corner, remind visitors of the sacrifice made by Stratford’s fallen soldiers in World War I. The memorial gates were unveiled on ANZAC Day 1926.
The Victoria Park Reserve Management Plan has been created to provide future management and development ideas for Victoria Park. A Working Group has recently been formed consisting of council officers, youth councillors and the public to develop a bike and pump-track within the park, which will be located next to the playground. Although still in the very early stages there is a lot of excitement surrounding this project.