Due to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions,

 we are excited to announce the reopening of some of our key services and community facilities. Find out more in our COVID-19 services update.

Bentleigh Reserve

Located just a short walk from Bentleigh train station, Bentleigh Reserve features a sportsground, a sporting pavilion and cricket training nets. Bentleigh Reserve adjoins Hodgson Reserve to the south (often referred to as Bentleigh Hodgson Reserve) and together they offer a sprawling, open space for locals to walk, run and play.


  • Dogs – on leash

  • Walking Path

  • Seating

  • Cricket nets

  • Tennis club

  • Lawn bowls club

How is COVID-19 impacting our parks?

For the continued good health of our community and as a measure to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 we will:

  • Not be accepting bookings for groups of more than 20 people (this will be reviewed on the 22nd June 2020).
  • Lawn bowls equipment at Packer Park will not be available for use.

Our playgrounds, outdoor gyms, skate park, netball courts, basketball hoops are now open and sportsgrounds are open to approved sports clubs. People should not gather in groups of more than 20, and stay 1.5 metres apart from others where possible.

Note: Playgrounds will now be included in Citywide’s Working for Victoria cleaning blitz which is funded by the State Government. We strongly encourage the community to still take their own precautions and practice safe hygiene. For further information on the cleaning blitz, visit Citywide's website.

Active recreation

The sportsground at Bentleigh Reserve is primarily used for turf cricket and football, with cricket training nets open for public use. This ground is also nestled closely to the facilities occupied by Bentleigh Recreation Tennis Club and Bentleigh Bowling Club.

The area also features:

  • playground equipment
  • outdoor fitness equipment
  • additional open space.

Did you know? Bentleigh Reserve is home to Bentleigh Cricket Club, Bentleigh Junior Football Club and Bentleigh Football Netball Club.

Community Sporting Clubs contact page

Dog leash information

All of Bentleigh Reserve is a dog on-leash area, including in and around the sports ground area, sporting pavilion and memorial site that extends out to Jasper Road.

Off-leash areas can be found within the adjoining Hodgson Reserve.

Please note: that dogs should be on-leash within 20m of all playground and play space areas.

Learn more about dog walking in Glen Eira