Dandenong Wetlands is Situated adjacent to the Monash Freeway Involving Heatherton and Stud Roads Across the Dandenong Creek at Dandenong North. The wetland constitutes a part of this community of parks and reservations that contains the Dandenong Creek habitat corridor.
Dandenong Wetlands is situated in a low-lying area that flooding during high rain events, causing the region being undesirable for construction development. Previously the area was used for grazing cows and horses. Back in 2002 the City of Greater Dandenong and Melbourne Water entered into talks about turning the Region into useable parkland for the community. A landscape strategy was created in conjunction with the community, focusing on the growth of parkland and wetlands to enhance water quality at the Dandenong Creek before it passes Port Philip Bay.
The playground today is made up of broad passive parkland, and a collection of wetlands that provide habitat for indigenous wildlife and enhances the water quality of the creek, together with working as a flood retarding basin. Wetland vegetation is abundant, such as ducks, herons, and birds of prey, such as the Swamp Harriers (circus approximans). Throughout the evenings frogs can be heard calling round the wetlands.
Vehicle entry to Dandenong Wetlands is away Stud Road and carparking is at Dandenong Stadium.
The park may be obtained by foot and bike through the Dandenong Creek bike trail.