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.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Covid-19 Testing Site: Pit Lane Aughtie Drive – Albert Park

    The Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre testing site is soon relocating to the Pit Lane, Aughtie Drive. This facility is being established by the Department of Health (DH).

    The facility will take up a portion of the pit lane. 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. The below attachment outlines the change of conditions including traffic changes.

    For further information about this and other testing sites, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/where-get-tested-covid-19

    Attachments: Covid-19-Testing-site-relocation-and-road-conditions-Albert-Park (1,178KB)

    AGPC - Albert Park Circuit Modifications

    Dear valued Albert Park Tenants and Park Users,
    Please be advised that the Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) is planning to undertake a civil works upgrade project at various locations within Albert Park, including circuit resurfacing and modifications.
    The attached communication provides further information regarding the project of works.
    Please contact AGPC via return email should you have any questions about this project, or any Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix matter.
    Kind regards,
    AGPC - Community Relations

    Attachments: AGPC - Albert Park Circuit Modifications - Project_Letter - FINAL (405KB)

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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