The park is named in memory of one of Canberra’s first Senators and is associated with the contemporary history of the National Capital and in particular with Belconnen. It was named on Canberra Day 12 March 1982 after the late 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.
The origins of the park go back to the 1960s when the National Capital Development Commission (NCDC) proceeded with advanced tree planting (mostly natives) in then grazing land, however further development did not commence until the mid 1970s after the completion of filling of Lake Ginninderra in 1974. The park took its present form in the 1980s as a result of a major program of construction arising out of the Parliamentary Joint Committee's considerations about the Lake's foreshores under the leadership of Senator John Knight.
Water has been used in various ways in the park's design. On the one hand the lakeshore promenade, with its island and model boat jetty provides pedestrian and cyclist opportunities for quiet enjoyment at the water's edge, while on the other hand the northern valley's cascades and waterfalls provide for water play and the upper water garden is the place for quiet contemplation and education. So please contemplate and enjoy!
The GPS signals are not super accurate under the tree cover so you may have to let your GPSr settle.
As this is a micro, please bring your own pen
First to find Honours go to SamWalkers