Picnic areas in Albert Park


Picnic areas in Albert Park

Albert Park

There are several designated picnic areas within Albert Park for you to stop at on your park visit. 


Coot Picnic Area

Access to the Coot Picnic area is via the Lakeside carpark off Aughtie Drive. There is one designated disabled bay located at the southern side of the carpark adjacent to an access way. The bay is a standard width but the access way provides additional loading room. Parking is free for people displaying a disabled parking permit. The picnic area contains a pavilion with four tables providing access for wheelchair users.


Cormorant Picnic Area

Cormorant picnic area is located at the southern end of the lake. Disabled parking is available adjacent to the entrance. The carpark is fine gravel and a path of a similar surface leads to the lake edge. There is a picnic shelter available but access to it is over a grassed area.


Swan Picnic Area

The Swan picnic area is at the very northern end of the park. It offers a large area of trees providing a relaxing, shady location on a summers afternoon. Access is via Albert Road with the main parking area off Albert Road Drive. The picnic ground has a shelter, seating, tables and electric barbecues. There is a recently-construced barbecue facility with a working height of 90 centimetres. There is a large concrete area surrounding the barbecues.


Use of these facilities is on a shared basis and they cannot be booked for exclusive use.

Things to do in the area

Two women in activewear walk their dogs while two runners approach them.

Dog walking in Albert Park

With its picturesque lake and network of trails, Albert Park offers your dog a smorgasbord of exciting sights and smells as well as off-lead areas to run and play.
Two teenage girls take part in a sailing race on Port Philip Bay in a small boat called Inkspot.

Water activities in Albert Park

Enjoy a day of boating on Albert Park Lake; join a rowing or sailing club or hire a paddle boat.
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Car Parking in Albert Park

Parking fees apply to all carparks and kerbside parking spaces within Albert Park. Time restrictions and ticket requirements are shown on parking signs within the park.

How to get there

Picnic areas in Albert Park

Need to know

Picnic areas in Albert Park

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Albert Park

    Sea Scouts pier closure

    The Sea Scouts pier has been closed in the interests of public safety.  We appreciate your understanding. 

    This closure is temporary and we are working to have the pier repaired and reopened.

    Albert Park Car Parking Office - Closed until further notice

    Due to covid restrictions the Albert Park Car Parking Office is closed until further notice. Please send your completed parking permit application to our inbox; albertparkparking@parks.vic.gov.au, alternatively please send it to the following postal address:
    Parking Administration
    Parks Victoria
    PO Box 768
    South Melbourne VIC 3205
    Please ensure all fields are filled in.
    Please allow 7 working days to process your application from the time Parks Victoria receives payment and the completed applications form.
    For further information please email albertparkparking@parks.vic.gov.au

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Parking fees - CPI Increase 1st September 2021

    There will be a CPI price increase to parking fees on 1st September 2021. Each financial year the treasurer, Department of Treasury and Finance sets the CPI increase applicable to fees and charges from 1st July each year. 

    The new parking fees from 1st September 2021 are:
    Weekday hourly rate: $5.50 per hour (previously $5.40 per hour)
    Weekdays 5pm to 9pm flat rate: $5.50 (previously $5.40)
    Weekday maximum all day rate: $13.20 per day (previously $13.00 per day)
    Weekends flat rate fee: $5.50 per day (previously $5.40 per day)

    Parking permits will continue to be available for park businesses and members of Albert Park tenant clubs. New permit fees will commence on 1st September 2021:
    Sports Club Permit – 6 months: $34.70 (previously $34.20)
    Sports Club Permit– 6 months concession*: $17.35 (previously $17.10)
    Sports Club Permit – 12 months: $69.70 (previously $68.70)
    Sports Club Permit – 12 months concession*: $34.85 (previously $34.20)
    Junior Sports Club Permit – 12 months: $17.30 (previously $17.00)
    Tenant permit – 3 months: $216.80 (previously $213.60)
    Tradespersons permit – 7 days: $25.40 (previously $25.00)

    *Concession prices are available for eligible concession cardholders including Centrelink Health Care Card, Centrelink Pensioner Card, Veterans Affairs Gold Card for All Conditions, Veterans Affairs Gold Card War Widow, Veterans Affairs Gold Card TPI and Veterans Affairs Gold card POW and EDA.

    The net revenue from parking fees will continue to be reinvested back into Albert Park Reserve services and facilities and the sports and recreation club grant program.

    To provide feedback on the Albert Park Reserve parking fees email albertparkparking@parks.vic.gov.au. 

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A mother and her two sons play on a log while her partner sits at a picnic table looking on.

Grants Picnic Ground

Grants Picnic Ground sits within the Sherbrooke Forest, the largest section of Dandenong Ranges National Park. A number of walking tracks, starting from the picnic grounds, enable you to discover some of the plants and animals of Sherbrooke.
Two friends welcome another couple to share a picnic with them.

Picnic areas and playgrounds in Jells Park

There are several picnic areas with varyng facilities around Jells Park including the Oaks and Ashes, Stringybark and Pines Picnic Areas.
Three friends share a picnic on the shores of Lysterfield Lake.

Picnic areas in Lysterfield Park

There are two picnic areas along the lake shore and both have toilets, picnic tables and free electric barbecues.
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