Parks & Gardens
Griffith City Council maintains 100 Parks, 7 Major Sporting Grounds and 41 Playground areas. We also provide Rest Areas for the weary traveller to take a break.
The City has over 138 hectares of Parks and Reserves. These areas provide activities for walking, bike riding, playgrounds, picnic and barbeque areas and many very impressive sporting facilities. Griffith City Council is currently constructing an off road shared bicycle/pedestrian pathway which is presently approximately 6km, eventually finishing at Lake Wyangan.
Places of Interest
Lake Wyangan Picnic Area
The Picnic Area is situated 12kms from the CBD. The Picnic Area is popular for family gatherings, wedding photos, swimming, fishing or just to relax in peaceful surroundings. A playground area is also available for the children. The Lions Club Shelter consists of 2 electric coin operated BBQ's and seating for around 80 people. Bookings for this shelter can be made by contacting Griffith City Council during office hours on 6962 8100.
The Lake also has an Animal Enclosure which houses deer, a pig, a donkey, kangaroos, goats, sheep, emus and an assortment of poultry. Bird watching is also an attraction on the lake.
A camping area is provided free of charge (non powered sites) for a maximum stay of 3 days. This area has barbeque facilities, shelters, boat ramp and an amenities block with toilets.
This fantastic park was opened during 2011 and features the largest rope-climbing structure in the southern hemisphere, the $1.8 million playgrounds also has swings, slides and climbing sets, fitness equipment, a 30m double flying fox and a bike and walking path. There is an enclosed play area for toddlers and a super fun splash pad with upward shooting jets, tipping buckets and water cannons.
Picnic and BBQ areas available.
Points of Interest for Campers
The Willows Park has a "pump out pit" available. Motorhome travellers only are permitted for a one night stay. There are coin operated BBQ facilities.
Recently Updated Parks
The previous playground equipment in Mallee Park had long been a maintenance issue for Council staff and the community have welcomed the new playground equipment and shade shelter that now adorn the park. The playground has a piece of art work, crafted by a local artist, that depict a spider to give the park a point of difference and compliment a unique village. In addition, the new concrete edging was completed by Clint Ward (another Nericon local) on behalf of Mike Scobie Concreting. The colours of the playground and shade shelter have been chosen to blend into the mallee bush land that permeates through the park and surrounds.
Redevloped park located on Wakaden Street Griffith, now includes a beach volleyball court, ping pong table, BBQ and shelter.
Griffith has 3 Rest Areas
1. Penfolds Bridge which is approximately 2kms from the CBD on the Leeton road.
2. Cyrils Rest Area which is approximately 2kms from the CBD on the Wyangan Road.
3. Memorial Park has shower facilities available at the Mens/Ladies toilet block and is situated in the centre of the CBD