Risdon Brook Park


About Risdon Brook Park

15 minutes' drive from Hobart, Risdon Brook is one of TasWater's largest drinking water reservoirs. Set amongst dense bushland on Risdon Creek, Risdon Brook Park is a popular recreational area and an important part of TasWater's drinking water network.

The dam is used to store treated drinking water that is pumped from Bryn Estyn Water Treatment Plant outside New Norfolk, and its water is used to supply eastern shore homes and businesses with drinking water during the drier months each year (typically summer).

When it's full, the dam can hold 3,640 megalitres of water, or the equivalent of 1,456 Olympic-sized swimming pools!


  • Dedicated accessible fishing bays.
  • 4.5km gravel track suitable for walking/running/cycling/prams.
  • Public toilets.
  • Children's playground.
  • Drinking water fountain.
    Please note that because Risdon Brook is a water catchment area, dogs and other domestic pets cannot visit the park. Thanks for your understanding.


Opening Hours
7.30am to 8pm Daylight saving time only
7.30am to 4.30pm All other times


The park may occasionally need to be closed when the Bureau of Meteorology issues a severe weather warning for the south east. This is for your safety.

Weather warnings and information can be tracked online at


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