The Kalinda Modified Urban Forest is a plantation forest with the first trees planted in July 1988. The planting was a joint project by the Friends of Kalinda and the City of Ringwood. A plaque attached to a boulder near the picnic shelter commemorates the first planting.
The plantation trees, mainly gums, follow the perimeter of the quite large park with a wide asphalt path meandering among the trees. This makes it very suitable for wheel chairs, with only one steep section at the Marica Court entrance. Any of the other entrances would provide easier access.
The centre of the area is open grass and is an off-lead dog area. Apart from the road entrances the area is fenced, which would stop any disobedient dogs from escaping. On the edge of the grassed area is a sheltered picnic table. Apart from several park benches that is the only facility available.
If you stay on the paths you will always be among the trees, which would be very nice on hot day. While the reserve is called a forest you do not get the feeling you are walking through a forest, just a leisurely stroll among the gum trees.