The park has two lakes which were former quarries, the large “Anniversary Lake” and the smaller “Basalt Lake” which has a sheer basalt rock face on its eastern edge and a boardwalk on its western edge. There is also a smaller marsh area near the entrance.
A steep pathway leads to the Hoo Hoo Lookout Tower which has extensive views over the surrounding suburban areas. There is another vantage point at Ben’s Lookout. Facilities within the park include an information centre, an amphitheatre, a playground, an education room, a bird hide, as well as barbecues, shelters and rotundas.
The Hallam Bypass Trail provides access for cyclists and pedestrians. It runs along the Princes Highway, passing right by the entrance to the gardens.
The park includes a diverse range of plants including exotic and native trees and shrubs and a rose garden. Approximately 10% of the plants are labelled