The online booking portal for Community Centres and Open Space Bookings is undergoing a scheduled upgrade. The portal will be unavailable from 12.00pm Friday 8 December until 11.59pm Monday 11 December.
Manly Warringah War Memorial State Park - known as Manly Dam, is great for picnics by the water, bushland exploring and is popular for mountain biking and water skiing.
The main park entrance gate opens at 7:00AM daily and closes at either 5:30PM (EST) or 8:30PM (DST).
Please note: Picnic Area 4 will be unavailable to the public from 13 November through 19 December 2023
Manly Dam has a wonderful diversity of flora and fauna, including a number of threatened species. A recent biodiversity project funded by the Australian Government’s Communities Environment Program, Northern Beaches Council and the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF), saw local community group Save Manly Dam Catchment Committee undertake an extensive survey of Manly Dam’s flora and fauna. To see the amazing biodiversity that Manly Dam is home to, check out manlydambiodiversityproject.org. Members of the community can be a part of ongoing biodiversity monitoring at Manly Dam by recording sightings at inaturalist.ala.org.au/projects/manly-dam-biodiversity-project
Remembrance Day and Anzac Day ceremonies are held at the Cenotaph, in Section One.
Dogs and related information:
- Dogs are not permitted in the picnic areas, internal roads, carparks and the lake (waterbody) at any time.
- Dogs are permitted on-leash under control on the tracks and trails in the bushland and are not permitted anywhere else in the bushland.
- Penalties apply.
- Please be aware that the mountain bike trail and the walking tracks are very well used particularly on weekends and holidays.
- During fox baiting periods dogs are not permitted at Manly Dam as per signage on-site.
- Please be mindful that Manly Dam is a Wildlife Protection Area.