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Edwardes Lake Park

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Published October 28th 2012
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As the gadgets of modern life become increasingly intrusive, parks continue to be a great way to 'switch off' from the white noise and relax. Whether you want trips to the park are part of your exercise routine or a place to enjoy a solitary walk, parks remain a retreat from the chaotic hustle and bustle of everyday life.




Parks are also a great place to hang out with family and friends. As houses and flats guzzle up more open space, large grassy areas for sport and picnics are becoming increasingly scarce. Parks are a wonderful venue for enjoying some easy food and lazing around in the sun.



Edwardes Lake Park has been a part of the cultural landscape of Reservoir for as long as I can remember. It's a park that has given the local community a place to exercise, relax and throw parties. All year round Edwardes Lake hosts cultural festivals, scouts and school activities. It is also a popular venue for young families to play on the swings, and young athletes to train on the track.




There are four main areas to Edwardes Lake: the path around the lake, the athletics track, the playground and barbecue areas and the wetlands.

Edwardes Lake Track:



This track is great for joggers who prefer a scenic element to their exercise routine. Taking you through the barbeque area, down through the wetlands, past the old rowing shed, and back around, it gives great views of the local flora and the lake. However, this isn't just an exclusive joggers track. It is also well used by people just wanting to unwind on the weekends by taking a nice stroll.

The Athletics Track:



Popular with school sports events, this is a basic running track with a long jump sand pit for those interested in athletics.




Playground and Barbecue Area:




This is a great area for parties, picnics or just plain old playground fun with the kids. There are two main playground areas, one south of the athletics track and the other east of it. Edwardes Lake resident train that continues to be very popular for kids' adventures is located just near the main entrance.



Edwardes Lake also has sheltered barbecue spaces and plenty of open space for enjoying weekend picnics.



The Wetlands:



The wetlands are a serene little nook in the northern section of the park. It's perfect for a short stroll to clear your head.

And of course, there are tonnes of ducks and geese for the kids to feed.

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Why? Switch off from all the white noise
When: Anytime
Where: Edwardes Street, Reservoir
Cost: Free
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