Scenic Greenvale Reservoir Park will reopen for pedestrians this week, with new gates and signage installed.

The park has been partially reopened thanks to the Victorian Government’s Urban Parks Active Wellbeing Program, which is delivering $21 million of upgrades across 21 parks to encourage more Melburnians to spend time outdoors and enjoy the benefits of being in nature.

The park had been closed for several years following an upgrade of the reservoir wall and water quality protection works.

The northern section of the park will initially be open between 9 am and 8 pm, with 24-hour access expected in early 2022.

Located in Melbourne’s north, Greenvale Reservoir Park offers grassy slopes and a short walking trail great for spotting birds and wildlife. The reservoir is one of Melbourne’s protected water catchments and provides drinking water to the north-western and western suburbs of Melbourne.

New picnic tables will be delivered to the park soon, while a second stage of works will upgrade the northern loop trail with a new surface and benches, allowing visitors to enjoy a walk as they take in views of the reservoir.

While these works are an important first step in reopening the northern sections of the park for local pedestrians, carparking and other visitor amenities are not currently available.

Twenty other parks are receiving upgrades through the Urban Parks Active Wellbeing Program, including Brimbank Park and Organ Pipes National Park in Melbourne’s north-west.

As well as being essential community assets, parks across Melbourne typically attract visitors from further afield, including domestic and international tourists, making them important contributors to local business and the regional economy.  

Quotes attributable to Member for Yuroke Ros Spence

“I know our community is keen for Greenvale Reservoir Park to reopen and I’m thrilled that we’re now able to open the northern section of the park for local families to enjoy.”

“With warmer weather approaching and more people heading outdoors it’s an exciting time to see this park reopen as part of the Victorian Government’s Urban Parks Active Wellbeing Program.”