Located just 25 minutes from the centre of Melbourne, Greenvale Reservoir Park is a great place to visit and enjoy the relaxing environment of beautiful parkland overlooking the reservoir.
Things to Do
The park offers over 53 hectares for visitors to take in, explore and enjoy. Features include walking paths, large open spaces, picnic facilities and free gas barbecues.
Visitors can take a leisurely stroll through the "Ironbark Trail" or have a picnic or barbecue.
Greenvale Reservoir Park offers many open spaces where you can enjoy the great outdoors, fly a kite or breathe in fresh air while going for a jog.
You can enjoy the peaceful surrounds and the tranquil views of the reservoir or simply relax under a tree and enjoy a sunny afternoon. The sound of birds and the breeze through the trees provides a relaxing change to the hustle and bustle of everyday city life.
One of the features of the park is "Brodies Lakes". This series of three ponds is ideal for observing birdlife and incorporating other wetland activities.
Picnic shelters, free gas barbecues, playgrounds and toilets are provided. The main entrance toilets are closed during the week and open on Sundays but the disabled cubicle at this toilet block is open for use at all times. The picnic areas and toilets are accessible by wheelchair.
There are also tracks for walking, jogging or cycling.
Baby change facilities
Located in a natural basin in the upper reaches of the Yuroke Creek, Greenvale Reservoir has been supplying water to Melbourne's western suburbs since the early 1970s. Without its own formal catchment, the reservoir is gravity fed from other Melbourne water catchments.
Since it opened in 1972, up to 250,000 visitors per year enjoy the park and the magnificent views it offers of the city of Melbourne.
Many bird species can be seen in the park, especially at Brodies Lakes. These include rosellas, parrots, hawks, wrens, finches, ducks, egrets and cockatoos and a variety of migratory birds
The majority of plants found in Greenvale Reservoir Park have been planted since the park was opened and are consistent with local indigenous species. These include several species of acacia, melaleuca, eucalyptus and callistemon.
Looking After the Park
Take your rubbish with you.
Dogs are permitted in the park but must be kept on a leash at all times.
No fires, including barbecues, may be lit on days of Total Fire Ban.
All native plants and animals are protected.
Leave the park as you find it.
Greenvale Reservoir Park is open seven days per week and access is from Somerton Road, Greenvale. For your convenience, automatic gates have been installed. Gates open at 8:30 AM and close at 5:00 PM (8:00 PM during daylight savings).
Too close to civilization with houses in view from most points. The lookout is a short walk to the top of the dam wall where there is a view of Melbourne through a barbed wire fence. There are two playgrounds in the reserve.