Edwardes Lake Park


Edwardes Lake Park

Edwardes Lake Park is a 26 hectare district park, the second largest in the Darebin municipality after Bundoora Park, providing the setting for the 6.3 hectare Edwardes Lake.

The lake is a part of the Edgar’s Creek catchment, which is a stream of Melbourne’s Yarra River. The lake has very high community and environmental values. A Masterplan for the park was developed in 2000 to guide the future management and use of the park which has more than 135,000 visitors each year.

Edwardes Lake is an urban water body of some 85 million litres created by a concrete weir on Edgar’s Creek, as part of the Merri catchment. The lake has an upstream catchment of more than 100 square kilometres and is an important part of regional stormwater management. It is the second largest urban lake in the greater Melbourne metropolitan region.

The toilet block near the picnic area on East side has a disabled toilet.

History

The Park and the Lake are named after Mr. Thomas Dyer Edwardes who gave an area of 34 acres of land in 1914 to the people of the former Preston Council. Additional land was later bought by the Council to expand the park area and the facilities that exist today.

Activities

Facilities include a lake walking path, old train engine, playgrounds, bird watching, toilets, barbecue and picnic facilities plus a number of sports facilities on the park boundaries. Edwardes Lake is not suitable for swimming. Edwardes Lake Park also contains an athletics track which is home to several athletics clubs.

Pets in Park

Ensure dogs are on-lead within 5 metres of shared paths
Dogs must be on-lead when approaching the off-lead area, including any carparks
Consider other park users and ensure that dogs are kept under effective control
Restrain your dog if asked and do not allow it to become a nuisance to others
Dogs may access a creek if in an off-lead area
Minimise any disturbance to creek banks and creatures who live there.

Transport

Train: 1.1km to Reservoir Station.
Bus: 50m from bus stop on Edwardes St.

Parking: Parking is available at various locations around the park both on street allocated and onsite in some areas.

Sports Facilities: Athletics track, basketball half court, skate ramps, Reservoir Bowling Club, Lakeside Tennis Club, Preston Yacht Club.

 
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