Dandenong Valley Parklands


Dandenong Valley Parklands


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Dandenong Valley Parklands

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.

  • Nortons Park Picnic Ground and Dog Park (Dandenong Valley Parklands)

    Shepherds Bush track closure

    Shepherds bush boardwalk has been closed to the public due to safety concerns from the recent floods in October 2022 

    Attachments: Trail Closure alternate route shep bush KE (158KB)

  • Jells Lake Picnic Ground (Dandenong Valley Parklands)

    Jells Lake Jetty Closures

    Jetty 1 & Jetty 2 will be closed until further notice.

  • Ashes Picnic Ground (Dandenong Valley Parklands)

    Toilet block closure during Urban Parks Active Wellbeing upgrades

    The toilet block at the Ashes Picnic Ground, in the southern area of Jells Park, is being replaced. During this time, temporary toilets will be available. Visitors are also able to use the existing toilets near Madeline’s Café.
    These works are expected to be completed by October 2023, subject to on-ground and construction industry conditions.
    For more information about these upgrades, please visit the Parks Victoria project page, or contact the Parks Victoria team on 13 1963.

  • Dandenong Valley Parklands

    Jells Lake Track Closure

    A section of trail behind Jells Park Lake has been permanently closed for revegetation.  The main path behind the lake is still accessible.

    Jells South BBQ Closure

    BBQ's in Jells South (Oaks and Ashes Picnic areas) are currently out of order.

    Koomba Park Bird Hide Boardwalk

    The bird hide boardwalk in Koomba Park will be closed while necessary maintenance works are completed.

    Koomba Park Boardwalk Closure

    The Koomba Park Boardwalk will be closed until further notice.

    Shepherds Bush Track closure

    Shepherds Bush boardwalk has been closed to the public due to floods in 2022.

    Attachments: Trail Closure alternate route shep bush KE (158KB)

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    BBQ use in Jells Park

    Please note, no solid fuel BBQs are permitted in Jells Park (solid fuel includes coal or wood fuelled BBQs).

    There are publicly available electric BBQs located at Jells Park in the following locations:
    - Stringybark Picnic Ground
    - Pines Picnic Area
    - Playscape Area 
    - Jells South Picnic Area (in both the Ashes Picnic Ground and Oaks Picnic Ground)

    These electric public BBQs are free to use and available at a first in first served basis.
    Visitors may also bring their own portable gas fuelled BBQs into Jells Park. 

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