Lysterfield Park accessibility
Before visiting Lysterfield Lake, check the park page for the latest changes of conditions.
There are two main parking areas with designated disabled parking spaces.
The first is adjacent to the main park entrance road leading down to the jetty area and boat launch area.
These consist of five standard sized, designated disabled parking bays located next to the Spotted Gum toilet block. These parking bays have loading areas and provide direct access to the main path to the toilet block and to the Spotted Gum Picnic Area. The parking bay surface is asphalt and have a slope of approximately 1 in 20. Nearby is the main Spotted Gum car park that services the Spotted Gum picnic area and there are no disabled parking bays in this car park. Easiest access from this car park to the picnic area if wanting to avoid steps, is via a sealed connecting path at the toilet end of the car park.
Above image of designated designated disabled parking bays next to the Spotted Gum toilet block.
Above images of Spotted Gum car park and access path to picnic area at toilet end of the car park.
The Beach car park has two designated disabled parking bays in the lower parking area, that services the Beach Picnic Area at the dam wall end of the lake. These are sealed angle parking bays that have a shared loading area. Access from these parking bays to the picnic area is via a connecting sealed pathway leading down to the picnic area.
Above images of designed disabled parking bays and connecting access path to the Beach Picnic Area.
Between the two main car parks is a large picnic area consisting of both open grassland and sheltered treed areas and these are inter connected by a sealed main pedestrian path. All of the picnic tables are of the same design and they are a square table with fixed bench seating around three sides. The fourth side is open with clear space under the table to allow wheelchair visitors to sit at the table. Most of the open sides have large level areas around them for easy manoeuvrability.
There are electric BBQs throughout the picnic areas. They are operated by a flush push switch that is recessed. The hotplate height is 900 millimetres above the ground.
Above image of picnic tables that are scattered in both treed and open grassland areas of the Spotted Gum and Beach Picnic Areas.
Above image of one of the electric barbecues in the Beach Picnic Area.
Above image of main sealed pedestrian connecting both picnic areas.
There are two toilet facilities in the park, located close to the parking areas and picnic areas. Both of these toilet facilities have very similar unisex disabled toilet cubicles provided. Both have out swinging doors with a lever type latch and “D” handle. The doors are very light to open. They are both fitted with an internal rotating type lock with a small wing handle. The rooms have ample manoeuvring room and space beside the toilet for a wheelchair.
The toilet seat height for both is 460 millimetres above the ground. There is one short grab rail on the side wall of the disabled toilet at the Spotted Gum toilet facilities. The disabled toilet at the Beach toilet facilities does not have a grab rail provided on the wall. The flush is on the rear wall and consists of two large recessed push buttons. The action is light requiring little effort.
There is a handbasin with clear space underneath it in both toilets and no exposed hot water pipes. The tap is a push type with self-timer. The action to activate the tap is light and the timer period a generous length. The rooms have an automatic hot air hand dryer.
Images of the toilet facility servicing the Spotted Gum Picnic Area and the unisex disabled toilet.
Above images of the toilet facility servicing the Beach Picnic Area.
Above images of the unisex disabled toilet and vanity.
The lake can be accessed in several areas by paths.
Near the jetty there is a gravel path leading along to the lake front that takes along the lake front towards the dam wall. The path surface is fine, hard packed gravel and is rutted in some sections from storm damage.
Above image of the jetty. This jetty is generally locked to the public and is used for the Sailability program and for other sailing activities by the Lysterfield Sailing Club.
Above image of the jetty in the background and gravel path shown on the far left leading alongside the lake.
Above image of the gravel path leading alongside the lake that starts near the jetty area and finishes at the beach swimming area near the dam wall.
Most of the connecting paths from the gravel lakeside path leading up to the picnic areas are quite steep. Approximately midway along the gravel lakeside path there is a sealed connecting path leading up to the main sealed path at the start of the Beach Picnic Area. This path is quite steep, but users can choose an alternative zig zag route that is less steep, that is also provided at this location.
Above images of the sealed path that connects the start of the Beach Picnic Area to the gravel lakeside path. Path users can choose the alternative zig zag path option also at this location to minimise the gradient when walking up to the picnic area.
Above image of beach area near the dam wall. The surface consists of hard sand and clay. The beach area gently slopes down to the water’s edge.
Access to Dam Wall
Access to the top of the dam wall is via a gravel path that leads from the Beach Picnic area. This path goes over a pedestrian timber bridge and connects with the sealed service road on top of the dam wall. Once on the dam wall the path is flat but there is a small gradient on the path leading back to the Beach Picnic Area.
Above image of the path from the Beaches Picnic Area connecting to the service road on top of the dam wall.
Above image of the sealed service road on top of the dam wall.
Lake Circuit Trail
The Lake Circuit Trail is 5.5 kilometres long and the surface path consists of compacted gravel and dirt. Users can start this walk at the end of the car park near the jetty end of the lake or access this walk from the end of the dam wall. The Lake Circuit Trail is not wheelchair accessible due to significant slopes and loose surface gravel on some sections of the walk.
Above image of the Lake Circuit Trail entrance located at the end of the car park near the jetty.
Mountain Bike Access
There is a dedicated car park for mountain bike users that can be accessed out of park opening hours. This is located adjacent to the entrance to the park but has no designated disabled parking bays. The bike entrance from the car park to Logan Park Road, is wide enough for adaptive mountain bike users. Bike access to the car park from inside the park is also wide enough for adaptive mountain bike users.
Image of mountain bike entrance to Logan park Road.
Image of entrance to mountain bike car park for mountain bike users coming in from the park.