5 of the Best Eastern Suburb Parks to Have a Picnic In

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Jells Park

Waverly Road, Wheelers Hill

What’s to love about it:

  • wetlands & billabong
  • fishing allowed
  • 3 playgrounds
  • BBQ & picnic facilities
  • cycling, walking, jogging tracks
  • cafe and kiosk

Blackburn Lake Sanctuary

Central Road, Blackburn

What’s to love about it:

  • large lake
  • playgrounds
  • BBQ & picnic facilities
  • walking trails
  • visitor centre
  • plenty of wildlife

Boroondara Park

Canterbury Road, Camberwell

What’s to love about it:

  • large, transport themed fenced in playground
  • off-lead dog area
  • walking/cycling track

Ruffey Lake Park

Victoria St, Doncaster East

What’s to love about it:

  • native bushland
  • creek, wetlands walk
  • 3 playgrounds
  • BBQ & picnic facilities
  • footy and soccer area
  • jogging track
  • frisbee golf
  • off-lead dog area

Lilydale Lake

Swansea Rd, Lilydale

What’s to love about it:

  • large playground
  • beach
  • BBQ and picnic facilities
  • wetlands walk
  • non-powered boats allowed
  • fishing
  • 2 off-lead dog areas
  • walking trails
  • flat areas for ball play

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