Coronavirus disease (COVID-19):

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a current health issue. We are regularly monitoring the most up-to-date information provided by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. Find out more.

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 have:

  • closed all playgrounds and outdoor fitness equipment
  • turned off drinking fountains and barbecues
  • closed all sportsgrounds to all sports clubs
  • suspended bookings for our venues, parks or reserves until further notice.
The Australian Government has announced new limits on all non-essential gatherings — you can only go out for personal exercise in our parks on your own or with one other person.

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