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Published January 1st 2015
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Parks Victoria Series - Silvan Reservoir


The Silvan Reservoir is the perfect place for a BBQ, picnic, party, family sport or even some quiet reading.

Enter from Stonyford Road, Silvan and the first turn off the road leading into the Reservoir Park will take you to an observation area.
NOTE: You can also access this area on foot from the lower park.

The road continues all the way down into a lovely large park with a huge picnic / play area.



There is plenty of FREE parking in a clearly marked, asphalted car park area, and the car park directly abuts the lawn, meaning you don't need to lug picnic supplies very far.

There is one electric powered BBQ facility with two hot plates next to the main rotunda. The rotunda here houses five generous sized picnic tables, ideal for dodgy weather days.



Adjacent to the rotunda and BBQ are several more large tables in an enclosed area, giving a true al fresco style dining experience and is able to accommodate a large number of people together if you're hosting a party or with a group.



Beautifully landscaped, the park is set well away from the road. It is blissfully quiet, offers a large, appealing lawn area and is full of brightly coloured birds.

Picnic tables are spread throughout the park, making it easy to find a spot away from anybody else.


A second, smaller rotunda is centrally located within eye line of the kids adventure playground. (NOTE: The playground cannot be seen directly from the larger rotunda).

Wood fired BBQ's are also provided throughout the park and wood is available near the large rotunda.

The playground satisfied all our children, aged 6 to 12. Two swings, slide, monkey bars, a rope climb over an A-frame structure give just an indication.

Be sure to pack the footy or cricket bat as there is heaps of space to play.

Public toilets are provided in a brick toilet block. They are kept nicely stocked and cleaned and have a generous number of stalls. However, the toilet block is situated some distance from the rotunda / park area and is up a rather steep hill. Not easy for anyone pushing a wheelchair.

Tap water is also available in the park.

There are NO rubbish bins. Please ensure you pack bags and be prepared to take all rubbish home with you.

The park is open daily from 8.30am to 4.30pm non-daylight savings times.

During daylight savings the gates open at 8.30am. Entry gates close at 6.30pm, but the exit gates remain open until 7.30pm.

Entry to the park is FREE.

More information can be obtained from the Parks Victoria web site or by calling Parks Victoria on 131 963.

The Silvan Reservoir Park is located on Stonyford Road, Silvan.
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Why? Picnic, Party, Relaxtion, Sport
When: Every Day of the year
Phone: 131 963
Where: Silvan Reservoir Park
Cost: Free Entry
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