Grants Picnic Ground (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

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Grants Picnic Ground (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

Grants Picnic Ground sits on the edge of the beautiful Sherbrooke Forest. Enjoy a picnic with lyrebirds, Crimson Rosellas and Rainbow Lorikeets as company. With accessible walks leading off from the picnic ground, be dwarfed by towering Mountain Ash trees in this small pocket of cool temperate rainforest.

How to get there

Grants Picnic Ground (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

Facilities

BBQ - Electric/Gas
Toilets
Carpark

Need to know

Grants Picnic Ground (Dandenong Ranges National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No camping
  • Fees apply
  • No firearms allowed
  • No fires permitted
  • No horses
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed

Warnings

  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Limbs may fall take care

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

Olinda/Silvan Storm Recovery Works

Following the 2021 storm events, Parks Victoria is partnering with other government agencies to support recovery efforts on public land. In the Silvan and Olinda areas, VicForest will remove debris and treat hazardous trees to reduce the bushfire risk and enable safe and rapid response to emergencies. Works will also re-establish safe public access and allow the forest to regenerate. Environmental and cultural values are being identified and managed during this process. For your safety please observe signage, do not enter work sites and beware of machinery and trucks. 

Inline with seasonal closure principles, works have paused for winter to avoid further damage to the environment and tracks. As such, there are some debris piles that remain in the Board Track and Mathias Road areas (areas 2 and 3 on map). However, these areas are open to the public. 

Attachments: SilvanOlinda Recovery Overview Map (288KB)

Closures due to storm damage

  •      Valley Picnic Ground is closed to picnicking; visitors can use Boundary Road to access the park however         no vehicle access is permitted.
  •      Sections of Sassafras Creek/Menzies Creek walking track
  •      Wattle Track in Sherbrooke 
  •      William Ricketts Sanctuary
  •      Areas of Silvan/Olinda forest 

Attachments: DR Storm Damage Works - Autumn 2022 Flyer (1,671KB)

Sherbrooke Picnic Ground Toilet Closed

The toilet block is closed temporarily awaiting connection to the sewer, the nearby O'Donohues Picnic Ground toilet is open.

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