Ruffey Lake Park in Doncaster/Templestowe is a delightful parkland and wetland area with multiple terrains and family-friendly facilities. This 68 hectare park is bordered by streets named after well-known English monarchs - King, George and Victoria.
You'll also pass a high rock wall with signs warning against rock climbing and abseiling. Cross a foot bridge over the creek and the bush soon gives way to undulating expanses of lawns that surround a tranquil lake.
The park caters to joggers, walkers, cyclists and picnickers and attracts people with other recreational interests. I've been witness to battles between grown men with toy guns and a father and son racing their remote-controlled monster trucks along a footpath. Dogs too enjoy this park and can't resist plunging into the lake in pursuit of gliding ducks.