With beautiful walking paths for all levels of ability, the lake, children's playgrounds, BBQs and shady trees, Tygum Park in Waterford West offers a lot. I particularly love taking some wild bird seed down to the lake's edge and feeding all the ducks, swans and wild water birds. Kids and adults alike love this space. About once a month, remote controlled model boat makers gather and float their boats around the lake. Around the lake there are also a number of council-installed workout stations, so athletic people and those wanting to get fit have the chance to do so in a beautiful environment. And it is free!
There is a small shopping mall not far away (walking distance) so you could bring a picnic or buy the makings close by.