For those interested in History of the park, here is a report from ‘The Argus ‘ on the inauguration of the Emerald Lake Park in 1941.
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957) Tue 28 Jan 1941
PARK AND LAKE AT EMERALD
The picturesque caravan park and Lake Treganowan at Emerald were officially opened yesterday by Cr. F. J. Beaurepaire, Lord Mayor, in the presence of a large gathering. The park comprises 118 acres of the old Nobelius Nursery, and in delightful surroundings are situated swimming pool, dressing sheds, and kiosk, some thousands of pounds having been spent on the site.
The State Government gave assistance to enable the work to be carried out. Among those present at the opening were Sir George Goudie, Minister for Public Works, Sir William Angliss and Mr Chandler, M.L.C’s; Mrs. Weber, M.L.A.; Cr. J.C. Tyrrell, Ferntree Gully Shire president; and Dr. Scholes, Director of National Fitness.
The Lord Mayor was introduced to the gathering by Cr. Tyrrell Members of the Amateur Swimming Association gave interesting displays of swimming and diving in the pool.
An interesting comment about the paddle boats : Courtesy – Trip Advisor
One of the must do’s on a visit is to have a go at the pedal boats. A warning, it is a lot harder than it looks and your legs will be aching for days after. The boats fit two people, small children might find it hard to reach the pedals.
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