Jells Lake Picnic Ground (Dandenong Valley Parklands)


Jells Lake Picnic Ground (Dandenong Valley Parklands)

The Jells Lake Picnic Area sits snug on the shores of the beautiful Jells Lake. With wide open spaces and the lake as your background, the area is perfect for a day out with family and friends. 

How to get there

Jells Lake Picnic Ground (Dandenong Valley Parklands)



Need to know

Jells Lake Picnic Ground (Dandenong Valley Parklands)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No motorised vehicles, including electric bikes or scooters allowed on management vehicle only paths, tracks or roads


  • Water hazards
    • Deep water
    • Shallow water
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes

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.

Jells Lake Jetty Closures

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

Jells Lake Closed

Jells Park Lake is closed due to poor water quality. Please do not fish, touch the water or let your dog near the lake until further notice.

Koomba Boardwalk Closure

Koomba Boardwalk will be closed until further notice

Shepherds Bush Boardwalk Closure

The Shepherds Bush Boardwalk is currently closed due to flood damage.
An alternative route can be found in the below document. 

Attachments: Shepherds Bush Boardwalk closure - alternate route (158KB)

Jells Park Cafe

The lease for the Jells Park Visitor Café at Jells Park ended in late February 2024. In line with the Leasing Policy for Victorian Crown Land 2023, an EOI process ran during 2023 seeking suitably qualified operators to provide a food and beverage offer at the café.
A suitable new operator has now signed the lease and the café will be closed to the public while they set up. A coffee cart is now operational on site - so visitors can continue to enjoy coffee, juices and cakes in the interim.
Any further updates on the café will be maintained on this page.

Trail Conditions

The recent rain events have caused flood damage to sections of the unsealed trails in Jells Park.

These sections are sign posted and marked on the attached map.
Repairs will be carried out once conditions improve and they can be completed effectively.

Attachments: Picture 1 (27KB)

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