Named after Murtoa’s most prominent doctor and long-resident family, the park has been largely developed by the now-defunct Apex Club over many years. The hard work of this group has seen a wasteland and swamp become a delightful area for public use to the immediate North of Lake Marma. There are very attractive treed surrounds, jetties, bridges, a playground, BBQ and new toilet facilities with tourism information. The Park also features the re-located 1896 Murtoa Railway Station footbridge spanning the lake narrows and a well-used, large Skate Park for those inclined. There are made paths and plenty of space to enjoy.
An electric BBQ is kept clean and is situated with water, picnic tables, under cover & concrete flooring. There is plenty of tables and more not shown so many people could be accommodated at the BBQ.
A kiddies play gym is located close to the BBQ area so they can be kept an eye on whilst cooking
If you have a skate boarder, they will love the different jumps at the park.
another view of the skate park jumps
More of the jumps
There are a few creeks running in to fill the lake and footbridges are a feature..
There is a wonderful lake that is different shapes and has a good deal of wildlife, including coots, ducks, and even fish species
There is a brick toilet block that is well kept, clean and concrete floor. It is located in easy walk from the carpark and BBQ area and wheelchairs are well catered for.
I have photographed people on this footbridge many times.. I some situations when the willows are in follage, it is very lush, it is shady and when in autumn, it has a mass of yellow
At the side of the footbridge is a seat, rubbish bins and they even supply doogie poo bags if you are walking the dog and forget the bag to pick the doo up..
There are many bins and benches all around the park and they are all in good order and well kept clean
The re-located 1896 Murtoa Railway Station footbridge spanning the lake narrows
There is a few lovely views or scenes around the lake
There are two piers or platforms where you could launch a canoe or kayak but be careful as the water is deep in parts, a bouyancy vest would be needed.
Well made tracks in some areas around the park
The Track is very easy and quite well formed in some areas.
There are tons of bird life nesting around the lake and with care, there are some very good photo opportunities