Friends of Belgrave South Recreation Reserve is currently in recession but will be part of the Southern Dandenongs Landcare Group's local Catchment Action Plan (CAP) for German Creek, an important tributary of Monbulk Creek. German Creek has many spring fed headwaters, one of which is under the Belgrave South Football Ground and another under the playing field of Belgrave South Primary School. German Creek has been undergrounded in several places along its length but still runs regularly in a heavily weed infested corridor which leads to Birdsland Reserve. If you go the the Southern Dandenongs Community Nursery or to the Birdsland Environment Centre from the carpark at Birdsland, you cross a small bridge over German Creek.
Friends of Belgrave South Recreation Reserve work every Wednesday morning during school terms from 10am to 12 noon with a small group of disabled participants to protect remnant bushland and maintain indigenous plantings in the Reserve. New participants welcome.
This is a multi-use council managed reserve which houses various netball clubs, the Cricket and Football Clubs, a childrens' playground and a community hall managed by the Belgrave South Community House with a monthly community market. It is used for a wide variety of passive recreational pursuits and has a walking track linking it to the school and shops. BSRR also has pockets of important remnant vegetation which include mature eucalypts of several species, a large colony of the native flag lily Dipplaraena morea and several species of orchids. The reserve also houses the headwaters of German Creek, a tributary of Monbulk Creek.