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Review of Jells Park

Jells Park
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Owner description: Away from the hustle and bustle of urban life, Jells Parks has over nine kilometres of paths and trails and 127 hectares of wide open spaces. There are many barbeque and picnic areas. So relax under the shade of the Pines, enjoy the lake views at the Elms, or watch the children enjoy the playground at Stringybark or Yabbie Hill. The main Dandenong Creek Trail runs north-south through Jells Park. All paths are multi-use so you can take your choice of cycling, jogging, or simply strolling. As you pass through wetlands and billabongs, take a look at the variety of native bird life. Jells Lake is a beautiful man-made feature with a variable water level that flows from the Dandenong Creek. Its main purpose is conservation, so no boating or canoeing is allowed. Fishing in Jells Lake is permitted only from the two larger jetties. A valid Recreational Fishing Licence is required. No fishing is allowed within the conservation area. Vehicle access is from Ferntree Gully Road or Waverley Road. Enter by foot along the Dandenong Creek Trail or Scotchmans Creek Trail. Jells Park is open all year with 24 hour pedestrian access. Hours of entry for vehicles vary between gates and times of year. From Waverley Road gates open at 8am. Dogs are allowed in Jells Park on leash at all times.
Reviewed 20 October 2014

This is a medium size local perk in the SE of Melbourne. Jells park has something to offer to everyone:
3 great playgrounds
one lake and three small ponds (one with water lilies).
tea house and information centre
lots of BBQs undercover and in the open
off-leash area for dogs
bike and skate rollers tracks
bird watch shelters
Living close by we come here quite often. More often with kids for BBQ or just let them run wild, but sometimes with my girlfriends for a walk and gossip around the lake.
It is great in any weather as people can go in the tea house and have a cup of coffee and pancakes. Bike tracks run as far as Lysterfield Park.
We had a few kids parties there and everyone loved it. I highly recommend this park.

3  Thank Moorusha S
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"bird life"
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"plenty of space"
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"cup of coffee"
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"information centre"
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"fresh air"
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"glen waverley"
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"young kids"
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"large lake"
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"something for everyone"
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"native vegetation"
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"great cafe"
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"walking trails"
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"bird hide"
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Reviewed 17 October 2014

Good for a simple walk or a full afternoon, Jells Park is a great outdoor location. Big lawns to run or play ball, nice playgrounds. Plenty of room. Access is not too easy, makes it special! but all the maps and smart-phones tell you where to go. Can't miss it, if you really want to go there! The lake makes for good pictures. Bring bikes or balls to play with. Plenty of room.

1  Thank LRom4U
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Reviewed 10 October 2014

This park has been local to us for some time, we enjoy riding our bikes here and around or pack the kids and the dog (dogs must be on a lead) and go for a walk, there are a few playgrounds (some could do with an upgrade) even its busy there is plenty of space for everyone. Wood bbqs are in abundance too and wood supplied.

1  Thank Photomiss
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Reviewed 26 September 2014 via mobile

A great place for a family or friends BBQ. Heaps of space to kick the footy or run around. We take groups of 150+ there and there is plenty of parking and space for everyone. Watch out for total fire ban days though

2  Thank Shell C
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

The restaurant occupies a convenient spot in Jells Park. There is ample parking. Kids and pets are catered to. Relaxed atmosphere. Unfortunately selection and quality has declined.

1  Thank plingaus
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