Silvan Reservoir Park Re-Opens to the Community

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24 May 2024

Families, nature lovers and local communities in the Dandenong Ranges can once again visit Silvan Reservoir Park, with works to deliver important repairs and upgrades at the park now complete.

Funding from the Allan Labor Government’s $21 million Urban Parks Active Wellbeing Program has enabled new toilets to be built and a new septic system installed, so that the park can safely re-open to the community.

The park was closed in late 2022 due to a failing septic system at the toilets in the lower carpark.

The new toilets are disability friendly, providing modern and accessible facilities for people with diverse needs and abilities to comfortably visit the park.

Visitors can also enjoy other renovations to the park, including new picnic benches, refurbished barbecues and more than 400 square metres of resurfaced asphalt path. Landscaping works have also been completed to manage overgrown vegetation and high-risk trees.

Parks and reserves play an important role in boosting the health and wellbeing of local communities across Victoria. Over recent years we’ve seen a significant increase in visitation at many of Melbourne’s parks, highlighting how important it is to maintain the quality of these spaces.

The Urban Parks Active Wellbeing Program is delivering upgrades at 21 parks across Melbourne, to provide more opportunities for people to get into nature for recreation, relaxation and spending time with friends and family.

Nearby in the Dandenong Ranges, the program has also delivered new barbecues, picnic tables, drinking fountains, shelter and a new playground at Ferntree Gully Picnic Area.

At Grants Picnic Ground on the edge of the Sherbrooke Forest, new barbecues, shelter, signage and accessible picnic tables have been built installed.

Silvan Reservoir Park is located on the traditional Country of the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people, and is well-loved for its vibrant birdlife, beautiful views, playground and picnic spots.

For more information about the Urban Parks Active Wellbeing Program and Silvan Reservoir Park, visit the Parks Victoria website.


Quotes attributable to Member for Monbulk Daniela De Martino

“I’m thrilled that we’ve been able to deliver these much-needed upgrades so that Silvan Reservoir Park can re-open to the community and the locals can get outdoors and benefit from time spent in nature.”

“We’re investing in our urban parks spanning from Point Cook to the Mornington Peninsula. These upgrades at Silvan Reservoir Park mean that people can once again explore and experience this beautiful spot in the Dandenong Ranges.”