Origin of the name
During planning Stages this lake was known as Lake Steinmann, after Cr Neil Steinmann who was instrumental in the project taking place. It was later decided to call it after James Esmond, the first person to discover payable gold in Victoria.
The Larter Street Clayhole, used by the Eureka Tile Works, stood unused for almost a decade after it closed in 1973. In 1982 efforts started to redevelop the quarry and surrounds as a lake and gardens. It was officially opened on 06 June 1988. Lake Esmond is 20 - 30 feet deep over an area of 1.8 hectares. The surrounding park is nine hectares.
In 2002 to convert it into the Lake Esmond Native Botanical Gardens, however, a lack of support saw it become the Lake Esmond Neighbourhood Park.
Lake Esmond is situated on the corner of Larter Street and Lal Lal Street, Canadian
Lake Esmond is maintained by the City of Ballarat, Rotary Club of East Ballarat and community groups.
This site is related to the Eureka Terracotta and Tile Company.
- ↑ MyBallarat, Feb/March 2013, p8.
- ↑ http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/556512/plans-to-stop-lake-esmond-louts/, accessed 09 March 2016.
--Clare K.Gervasoni 17:02, 9 March 2016 (AEDT)