Park and Garden | Rowing
Lake Weeroona is an extremely popular park in North Bendigo. It is known for it's adventure playground, rowing activities, heritage pavilions and the local flora & fauna.
In 1873 Mayor Duggall McDougall had the vision to turn this dusty old mining site into an ornamental lake and reserve. The simple message was 'Get Guilfoyle'. In 1878 William Guilfoyle, director of the Melbourne Botanic Gardens, was commissioned to design the 'Nolan Street Reserve'. His vision was for a place of tranquility and respite set around a large lake. Many of Guilfoyle's original landscaping elements remain visible today. Restoring this lost Guilfoyle landscape is a work in progress.
The park is known for it's Australia Day event and as a popular place for a barbecue or a picnic.
For more information about Bendigo's parks, gardens and reserves, call us on 03 5434 6000 or send an email to [email protected]
Learn more about this site by reading the Lake Weeroona Master Plan