Riders in the south east will be able to get a sneak preview of work to build the trail along the Caulfield to Dandenong rail corridor this weekend.
Locals are being invited to join a family day on Sunday along what is now called the Djerring Trail, where work continues on linking the five new stations, and landscaping the corridor.
The event, named the 'Corridor Carnival’ will give people on both sides of the rail line an opportunity to come together and celebrate the new open space.
Plenty of activity will be on offer for all ages alongside new open space features, including sports courts and outdoor gyms. There will be activity hubs at each precinct including Carnegie, Murrumbeena, Hughesdale, Clayton and Noble Park.
This new parkland will provide much-needed green space for the City of Glen Eira, which has the least amount of open space of any municipality in Melbourne.
It will also connect communities long divided by the rail line, thanks to a series of paths linking north and south sides of the tracks, in addition to a 17-kilometre rail trail starting from Monash University’s Caulfield campus.
Open space works including the trail are set to be fully complete by the end of 2018.