Ashes Picnic Ground (Dandenong Valley Parklands)


Ashes Picnic Ground (Dandenong Valley Parklands)

Hugging the southern border of Jells Park, the Ashes Picnic Ground is perfect for large groups and gatherings. With electric barbecues, picnic tables, shelters and wide open spaces for the kids to run around, head to the Ashes Picnic Ground on your next Jells Park visit. 

How to get there

Ashes Picnic Ground (Dandenong Valley Parklands)


BBQ - Electric/Gas

Need to know

Ashes Picnic Ground (Dandenong Valley Parklands)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash


  • No drones without a permit


  • Animals and pests
    • Beware European wasps
  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care
    • Vehicles

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

Toilet block closure during Urban Parks Active Wellbeing upgrades

The toilet block at the Ashes Picnic Ground, in the southern area of Jells Park, is being replaced. During this time, temporary toilets will be available. Visitors are also able to use the existing toilets near Madeline’s Café.
These works are expected to be completed by October 2023, subject to on-ground and construction industry conditions.
For more information about these upgrades, please visit the Parks Victoria project page, or contact the Parks Victoria team on 13 1963.

Jells Lake Track Closure

A section of trail behind Jells Park Lake has been permanently closed for revegetation.  The main path behind the lake is still accessible.

Shepherds Bush track closure

Shepherds bush boardwalk has been closed to the public due to safety concerns from the recent floods in October 2022 

Attachments: Trail Closure alternate route shep bush KE (158KB)

Koomba Park Boardwalk Closure

The Koomba Park Boardwalk will be closed until further notice.

Jells Lake Jetty Closures

Jetty 1 & Jetty 2 will be closed until further notice.

Koomba Park Bird Hide Boardwalk

The bird hide boardwalk in Koomba Park will be closed while necessary maintenance works are completed.

Jells South BBQ Closure

BBQ's in Jells South (Oaks and Ashes Picnic areas) are currently out of order.

BBQ use in Jells Park

Please note, no solid fuel BBQs are permitted in Jells Park (solid fuel includes coal or wood fuelled BBQs).

There are publicly available electric BBQs located at Jells Park in the following locations:
- Stringybark Picnic Ground
- Pines Picnic Area
- Playscape Area 
- Jells South Picnic Area (in both the Ashes Picnic Ground and Oaks Picnic Ground)

These electric public BBQs are free to use and available at a first in first served basis.
Visitors may also bring their own portable gas fuelled BBQs into Jells Park. 

Shepherds Bush Track closure

Shepherds Bush boardwalk has been closed to the public due to floods in 2022.

Attachments: Trail Closure alternate route shep bush KE (158KB)

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