There are several undercover picnic shelters, some with BBQ facilities available. Several small alcoves in amongst some treed areas with picnic tables give the feeling of a private open air dining room.
For the wheelchair bound or mobility impaired, parking in the lower car park will give easier mobility as that area is relatively flat. There are two modern toilet blocks in the park, with disabled access.
Silvan Reservoir is bordered on the western side by the Dandenong Ranges National Park. The Stonyford Creek Nature Walk entered into the area, but was closed several years ago due to unsafe footbridges. That is a pity as it was a walk through untouched bush.
Famous Australian landscape artist, Arthur Streeton, (later Sir Arthur) painted Silvan Reservoir from the lookout in Kalorama. An illustrated board showing that painting is situated near the eastern end of the dam wall.