Wednesday, 1 May 2013

RINGWOOD LAKE

Ringwood Lake Park is a significant asset, well valued by the Maroondah City community. The 8.5 hectare park has been enjoyed by many locals and visitors since its creation in the 1920’s. The significance of the park has been highlighted through the preservation of the local history, pleasant and naturally significant surroundings and by hosting various annual festivals.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.

Ringwood Lake Park is located at the corner of Maroondah Highway and Mt Dandenong Road next to the Belgrave railway line. The lake is about 1 hectare in size with a shoreline of 1 kilometre and a maximum depth of 4.3 metres. In 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.

This post is part of the Water World Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme.







2 comments:

  1. looks like a very peaceful park to wander,...

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  2. Pretty images and yes fishing make me feel sleepy. The guy in the picture makes me sleepy hehehe. That's how fishing affects me lol!!

    Visiting from Water World Wednesday
    Kim,USA

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