One path in the reserve passes the rear of the properties on the north side of Greenslopes Drive giving an added dimension to a local walk. Many of the properties backing onto the reserve have gates in their rear fence to gain easy access.
The popular path behind the Greenslopes Drive houses.
Avian activity along the drive was confined to a magpie fossicking in longish grass and a crow watching from high above on power lines. As a child, I always wondered why birds sitting on power lines didn't get electrocuted as we were told not to touch them.
To walk the Greenslopes Drive/Greenslopes Reserve circuit would be an easy journey for the wheelchair-bound, offering floral experiences and the opportunity to watch waterbirds in their natural environment.
Back in 1970 before this water retarding basin was constructed, the whole of Mooroolbark, Shops in Brice Ave,were totally flooded, as were some of the homesin Hull Rd. . quite a catastrophe, at the time. The MMBW and Lillydale Council, built these basins, to prevent this happening in the future.