Delicious delicacies are just waiting to join your picnic. Choices include:
- Bread, cheese, dips, finger foods, antipasto platters: Gusto Deli, Greenvale Bakery
- Marvelous meat for picnic areas with an outdoor barbecue: Coles Supermarkets
- Takeaway options with little or no prep required: Flipping Out Fish & Chippery, Jessies Pizza, Rooster Rocks
Once you have the food, it's time to pick a place. Here come five of our favorites right in the area.
Greenvale Reservoir Park
Scrumptious scenery is the main draw here, with a lake aflutter with birds and ducks. Greenery and barbecue areas are also on the menu.
Woodlands Historic Park
A post-picnic nature walk is perfect in this park, with a hike up Gellibrand Hill for a 360-degree view of the city. The park’s designated picnic area comes with electric barbecues and amenities.
Aspect's Destination Drive Park
If energetic kids are part of your picnic posse, this park is screaming their names. The park comes with a playground, pavilion, and shady paved walking path.
Napoli Park features a fabulous playground that beckons the kids and shaded relaxation areas that do the same for the parents.
Greenvale Drive Reserve
A rejuvenated, modern - and huge - playground is the highlight of this space. It's decked out with wheelchair-friendly rubber paths and tons of play units for everyone from rambunctious tots to users with disabilities.
Since the seasonal sun doesn't start to set until 7:30 p.m., you and your family have plenty of daylight in which to enjoy the warmer weather, fantastic foods, and phenomenal picnic spots around Greenvale Shopping Centre.