Ruffey Lake Park

Ruffey Lake Park

Ruffey Lake ParkRuffey Lake Park is large (68 hectares) and one of the most popular parks in Manningham.

Ruffey Creek crosses the park and large expanses of grass are dotted with a mixture of native and exotic trees. Four picnic areas on the periphery of the gardens provide good views over the Ruffey Creek valley. There are two large playgrounds, a third smaller playground, a lake, a jogging track and a disc golf course.

Lake view at Ruffey Lake Park

The three playspaces within the park both have access to full amenities including car parks, toilets, shade, electric barbecues and large picnic shelters. These facilities are popular with groups and cannot be booked.
Gate Closing Times

Daylight saving - 10.00pm, otherwise - 8.00pm
Special Attractions

Ruffey Lake: wetlands and boardwalk
Hill top views
Perimeter jogging path: Ruffey Lake Park Map
Re-vegetation area and remnant vegetation
Victoria Street Adventure Playground
The Boulevarde Playground
Church Road North Playground
Disc golf course at Church Road (north)
Heritage Trail
Ruffey Lake Park family walk
Waldau Village historic walk
Accessible walk (suitable for families and wheelchairs)

The Boulevarde

Packed full of play opportunities, The Boulevarde playground has something to offer everyone. From artistic totems to traditional play equipment including a track glide, cubby, swings, slides, rockers, climbing unit and wobble bridge. There are also shady open grassed areas for picnics and ball games. Suitable age group: 2 to 12 years.

Path network
Shade sail
Electric barbecues
3 picnic shelters with 9 picnic tables
Off street car parking/bicycle parking

Victoria Street

Ruffey Lake Park's Victoria Street Adventure Playground provides a fun outing for the whole family. Fantastic swings, slides, flying fox, sand play, climbing structures, bridges and a majestic tower, designed to represent the tower that became the icon of Doncaster Road in the early 1900s. The playground is architecturally impressive, built using timber and steel with corrugated iron features. The area is landscaped and there are three large picnic shelters to cater for the high numbers of visitors to the park. Suitable for all ages.

Adventure playground (shade sail)
14 picnic tables under three large shelters
10 electric barbecues
Accessible toilets
Off street parking

Church Road North

Ruffey Lake Park's Church Road North playspace provides a different experience to the other playspaces in the park. Smaller and set amongst mature shade trees, the playground focuses on playing in the natural landscape and features a rock labyrinth, see-saw, swing suitable for all ages, junior see-saw and a cubby.

There is a large picnic shelter with plenty of informal rock seating and picnic tables to cater for groups.

picnic tables
4 electric barbecues
drink fountain.
Ruffey Lake Park's disc golf course is also nearby.

❊ Address & Contact ❊

Ruffey Lake Park⊜ The Boulevarde Doncaster | Map
The BoulevardeDoncaster

❊ Web Links ❊

Ruffey Lake Park 

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