Located at the corner of Maroondah Highway and Mt Dandenong Road, Ringwood Lake Park is a Maroondah City icon.
The 8.5 hectare park has been enjoyed by many locals and visitors since it’s creation in the 1920’s. The lake is about 1 hectare in size with a shoreline of 1 kilometre.
Extensive playgrounds are located within the park along with some equipment suitable for children with a disability. The paths around the lake are sealed making the park popular for running and walking, and there are picnic/BBQ facilities, accessible toilets and shade.
1926 the lake was created, with community co-operation, by damming the Sandy Creek which flowed north-westerly to the Mullum Mullum Creek. It was an area of mud, fallen logs and grasses which now provides alternative habitat for wildlife as well as passive recreational opportunities.
Community groups and individuals have contributed both time and funding towards the Park’s preservation, including recent works to enhance the cultural value of the park.
The significance of the park has been highlighted through the preservation of the local history, pleasant naturally significant surroundings and by hosting annual festivals.