Jells Park is nestled in the Dandenong Creek Valley, Wheelers Hill, away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. The park attracts over 900,000 visitors …
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Jells Park is nestled in the Dandenong Creek Valley, Wheelers Hill, away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. The park attracts over 900,000 visitors a year, with over nine kilometres of paths and trails, 127 hectares of wide open paces and enough picnic areas for everyone to enjoy.
Trails and paths
The main Dandenong Creek Trail runs north-south through Jells Park, linking the Eastlink Track, Scotchmans Creek pathway and the Knox bike track (near Nortons Park). All paths are multi-use so you can take your choice of cycling, jogging, or simply strolling.
The conservation trail meanders around the eastern side of Jells Lake. As you pass through the wetlands and billabongs on this trail take a look at the variety of native bird life such as the Purple Swamphen, the White-faced Heron and everyone's favourite, the Pelican.
BBQ's, picnics and playgrounds
Jells Park has many barbecue and picnic areas. Relax under the shade of the Pines, enjoy the lake views at the Elms, or watch the children enjoying the playground at Stringybark or Yabbie Hill. Please remember to take home all your rubbish for sorting and recycling.
Groups of more than 50 people, or those bringing equipment, may require a permit. Please contact Parks Victoria by email email@example.com or phone 13 1963 several weeks before your visit.
For large groups, the Ashes and Oaks ovals are available for booking through the summer months through Madeline's at Jells. Fees apply.
Jells Lake is a beautiful man-made feature with a variable water level that flows from the Dandenong Creek. 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.
How to get there
Vehicle access is from Ferntree Gully Road (Melway 72 A10) or Waverley Road (Melway 71 K6). 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.
24 May 2013
Two men have been questioned about serious offences in relation to the destruction of habitat in Barmah National Park last weekend. Operation Detroit was the first stage of an ongoing joint compliance operation between Parks Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) and Victoria Police, aimed at detecting illegal …