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Pennyweight Park

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Corner of York Street and Otway St South, Ballarat East VIC 3350

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  • Fenced playground
  • Fenced dog park
  • Picnic tables
  • Bench seating
  • Undercover area
  • Drinking fountain
  • Walking track
  • Art installation
This grassy park sprawls between York Street and Otway Street S in Ballarat East, and features two separate fenced areas - one for children and one for dogs. A large fenced playground area is accompanied by a dog park, making this a great place to bring the family and four legged friend for an afternoon of play! 

A beautiful rock sculpture trail lines the walking track through the Pennyweight Park, inspired by the waterway "Pennyweight Gully" which now runs hidden underground beneath the park via a brick tunnel and large pipe. 

Other features include picnic tables, bench seating, an undercover area, water fountain and rubbish bins. 

playground at Pennyweight Park

The playground area at Pennyweight Park is fully fenced and also contains several picnic tables. Play equipment includes swings, wave slide, flying fox, and more.

The play area is equipped with safety gates and is a great place to bring small children for a play. Its close proximity to the adjacent fenced dog park is an added bonus. 

dog park at Pennyweight Park

This fantastic dog park is fully fenced and features a double-gated entrance for added security. A shelter area contains bench seating and the large grassy space is equipped with multiple obstacles for dogs to enjoy. 

Rubbish bins are located just outside the entrance. Please clean up after your dog when visiting the dog park at Pennyweight Park.

Pennyweight Gully

Geological map of the Ballarat gold field, 1917. Historical Gold Maps

This park is named after the gully which now runs hidden underground in this section beneath the park via a brick tunnel and large pipe. Pennyweight Hill is located on the other side of Otway Street South. 

Sculpture trail at Pennyweight Park

A plaque alongside the Otway Street South entrance to Pennyweight Park explains the many beautiful rock carvings which decorate the walking track through the park.

The plaque displays the following text: 

Hidden Waterway

Research Artist: Forest Keegel
Sculptor: Joe Pratt

A unique community collaboration in which artist Forest Keegel held a series of drawing orkshops with the people of Ballarat East, who inturn created images of threatened local fauna and waterbugs that once inhabited this land. 

Those images were then translated into beautiful carvings by sculptor Joe Pratt across 20 boulders creating a trail throughout the park. 

Officially launched by
The Mayor of Ballarat Concillor Des Hudson
Friday 22 July 2016

City of Ballarat


  • There are so many excellent playgrounds tucked away in little-known places. Take a look through this great list of playgrounds throughout the Victorian Goldfields.


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