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Karkarook Park

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Published March 16th 2011

Unexpectedly nestled between power lines and heavily trafficked roads in Melbourne's South-East is Karkarook Park, a spacious wetlands park.

Created as an artificial wetlands area for birds, the park is beautifully landscaped and well-kept, with a man-made lake at its heart. Circling the lake is a walking trail, which takes about an hour to complete. Getting lost is not a possibility, with all trees being below eye level so you can see across the entire park. Fishing is permitted but discouraged, and restricted to certain areas. Continued improvement to the recently established park is contributed by the Friends of Karkarook Park, who often hold community events such as working bees and charity walks.

Karkarook Park is ideal for a quiet picnic, with tables, shelters and free electric barbecues available. Being so little known, there are rarely people using these facilities. There is also plenty of open space available in which to set up a picnic blanket. If you don't plan on utilising a shelter, remember to be sun smart as shaded areas are limited.

A predominantly wooden playground featuring swings, slides and other basic equipment is located by the lake. Children will also love observing the waterfowl and birds which inhabit the park.

Easily accessible by car, Karkarook Park borders Warrigal Road and the South Road Extension.
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Why? Because going on a walk or run around a picturesque lake is much more fun than slaving on the treadmill
When: Anytime
Where: Corner Warrigal Road and South Road, Moorabbin 3189
Cost: Free
Cool I'm gonna run here. Are you allowed to run here?

By Anonymous
Friday, 7th of October @ 08:37 am
Yes, you are allowed to run there.
By Natasha Abrahams - senior reviewer
Friday, 7th of October @ 12:16 pm
How long is the running track around the lake?
By Anonymous
Thursday, 10th of May @ 08:13 pm
I'm not certain how long it is, but from memory I think it's about 3km.
By Natasha Abrahams - senior reviewer
Friday, 11th of May @ 01:49 am
Is it free for entry?
By plhoa - reader
Thursday, 26th of July @ 08:05 pm
By Natasha Abrahams - senior reviewer
Friday, 27th of July @ 03:43 am
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