About the park

Please note that due to current maintenance works on Lake Treganowan, parking and road access to Emerald Lake Park is limited. For this reason, we encourage you to avoid driving to the park if possible. Getting to us by train or via a walking track from Emerald township are 2 great travel alternatives.

Emerald Lake Park covers an area of about 52 hectares and features the beautiful Lake Treganowan as well as gardens and natural bushland.

The park is home to both native and exotic plants, with many fern gullies and open eucalypt forests. Many animals which live in the park are nocturnal and can be harder to spot during the day, however you might see purple swamp hens, eurasian cootes, ducks, dusky moorhens, kookaburras, rosellas, echidnas, and black wallabies.

The park has 10 kilometres of walking trails, paddleboats, fishing, picnic tables and shelters, a wading pool open during summer, 2 playgrounds, an environment centre, a model railway and amphitheatres which you can book to use.

Right next door to the park you will also find Emerald Museum and Nobelius Heritage Park.

The park is owned and managed by Council with the help of the Friends of Emerald Lake Park. Emerald Museum and Nobelius Heritage Park are managed by a volunteer committee under the authority of Council.

Park entry cost

Entry to the park and its pool (when it is open) is free. There is a small cost for car parking, and for the paddle boats and model railway.