Picnic areas in Albert Park


Picnic areas in Albert Park

Albert Park

There are several designated picnic areas within Albert Park for you to stop at on your park visit. 


Coot Picnic Area

Access to the Coot Picnic area is via the Lakeside carpark off Aughtie Drive. There is one designated disabled bay located at the southern side of the carpark adjacent to an access way. The bay is a standard width but the access way provides additional loading room. Parking is free for people displaying a disabled parking permit. The picnic area contains a pavilion with four tables providing access for wheelchair users.


Cormorant Picnic Area

Cormorant picnic area is located at the southern end of the lake. Disabled parking is available adjacent to the entrance. The carpark is fine gravel and a path of a similar surface leads to the lake edge. There is a picnic shelter available but access to it is over a grassed area.


Swan Picnic Area

The Swan picnic area is at the very northern end of the park. It offers a large area of trees providing a relaxing, shady location on a summers afternoon. Access is via Albert Road with the main parking area off Albert Road Drive. The picnic ground has a shelter, seating, tables and electric barbecues. There is a recently-construced barbecue facility with a working height of 90 centimetres. There is a large concrete area surrounding the barbecues.


Use of these facilities is on a shared basis and they cannot be booked for exclusive use.

Things to do in the area

Two women in activewear walk their dogs while two runners approach them.

Dog walking in Albert Park

With its picturesque lake and network of trails, Albert Park offers your dog a smorgasbord of exciting sights and smells as well as off-lead areas to run and play.
Two teenage girls take part in a sailing race on Port Philip Bay in a small boat called Inkspot.

Water activities in Albert Park

Enjoy a day of boating on Albert Park Lake; join a rowing or sailing club or hire a paddle boat.
Parks Victoria Ranger smiles at the camera

Car Parking in Albert Park

Parking fees apply to all carparks and kerbside parking spaces within Albert Park. Time restrictions and ticket requirements are shown on parking signs within the park.

How to get there

Picnic areas in Albert Park

Need to know

Picnic areas in Albert Park

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Albert Park

    Covid-19 Testing Site Relocation: Pit Lane Aughtie Drive to Aughtie Walk Albert Park

    The Pit Lane, Aughtie Drive testing site is relocating to the Aughtie Walk. This facility is being established by the Department of Health (DH).
    The facility will take up a portion of Aughtie Walk, there will be ample traffic management and direction in the surrounding area, and will be cordoned off from the general public, with security officers in attendance onsite at all times.
    The sporting facilities and the surrounding park will still be available for use by the community during this time.
    For further information about this and other testing sites, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/where-get-tested-covid-19

    Attachments: Testing Site Comms- Aughtie Walk (455KB)

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Australian Grand Prix Corporation: Planned Civil Works Notification - Update

    Dear Albert Park Users,
    Please see attached an updated notification from the Australian Grand Prix Corporation regarding the current civil works in Albert Park.
    Lakeside Drive will now remain closed until Friday 21 May 2021, with further detail of the project and road closure schedules available via the http://grandprix.com.au/community page.
    Please do not hesitate to contact the Australian Grand Prix Corporation – Community Relations Team or Parks Victoria if you have any questions regarding this.

    AGPC Community Relations - communityrelations@grandprix.com.au
    Kind Regards,

    Albert Park Office
    Albert Park, Albert Reserve & Westgate Park
    T (03) 8427 2010
    Parks Victoria
    15A Aughtie Drive, Albert Park VIC 3206


    Attachments: Albert Park Circuit Modifications Road Closure Update Letter 7 April - APPROVED (129KB)

  • Albert Park Lake Path (Albert Park)

    Lake Granitic Path boardwalk closure

    The boardwalk on the lake side of Carousel has been closed in the interests of public safety.  We appreciate your understanding. 

    This closure is temporary and we are working to have the boardwalk repaired and reopened. 

Similar experiences

A mother and her two sons play on a log while her partner sits at a picnic table looking on.

Grants Picnic Ground

Grants Picnic Ground sits within the Sherbrooke Forest, the largest section of Dandenong Ranges National Park. A number of walking tracks, starting from the picnic grounds, enable you to discover some of the plants and animals of Sherbrooke.
Two friends welcome another couple to share a picnic with them.

Picnic areas and playgrounds in Jells Park

There are several picnic areas with varyng facilities around Jells Park including the Oaks and Ashes, Stringybark and Pines Picnic Areas.
Three friends share a picnic on the shores of Lysterfield Lake.

Picnic areas in Lysterfield Park

There are two picnic areas along the lake shore and both have toilets, picnic tables and free electric barbecues.
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