John Knight Memorial Park is Lake Ginninderra’s largest Play Area positioned on 12 hectare square metres on the eastern foreshore and is accessible from Aikman Drive.
The park is associated with the contemporary history of the National Capital and in particular with Belconnen. It was named after Senator John Knight (1943-1981) who, as Chairman of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Capital Territory, played a major role in ensuring the preservation of much of the shores of Lake Ginninderra for public recreation.
Park facilities include picnic areas, barbecue facilities, public toilets, fitness equipment, playgrounds, a disc golf course and a fixed orienteering course.
The park has expansive views, green grass, water rapids and picnic facilities with recreational opportunities for all ages including the Woodlands Fitness Trail.
The playground includes a tree house, flying fox and the play sculpture. The Snake House has a large timber climbing unit featuring a wave board and nest spinner, a climbing net and a play structure with ramp for access. The play structure also includes other play prompts such as a shop counter with a snake theme and voice tubes for children to speak to each other across the play area.
There is a model boat jetty and a jetty for canoes and sail boats but swimming is prohibited. The park is linked to the lakeshore promenade and walking/cycle trail via Eastern Valley Way Inlet.