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Henderson's Picnic Area following the clean-up

Henderson's Picnic Area following the clean-up

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Henderson’s Picnic Area reopens after clean-up

Friday 4 August, 2017

The popular Henderson’s Picnic Area at Maroondah Reservoir is now open to visitors.

The reopening means all areas of Maroondah Reservoir Park damaged in last October’s severe weather are now open.

An intensive clean-up operation lasting several months saw Parks Victoria staff and contractors use heavy machinery to clear hundreds of fallen trees and other debris from the picnic ground and nearby walking trails.

Visitors may notice patches of dirt on lawns and grassed areas where heavy machinery was used to remove storm debris. Parks Victoria asks visitors to keep out of these areas as vegetation regrows.

Parks Victoria Area Chief Ranger Yarra Ranges, Conrad Annal:

“I’m thrilled to welcome visitors back to Henderson’s Picnic Ground. Maroondah Reservoir Park is a popular spot and a unique community asset.”

“I’d like to thank the community for their patience while we carried out the clean-up works. The park was hard hit by the storms and it has taken a lot of work to make it safe to open again.”

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0417 067 706

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