Booran Reserve

Booran Reserve is Glen Eira's award winning park and provides a space for everyone. Whether you want to relax on the grass, play, splash around in the unique water play feature or have a social gathering, Booran Reserve caters for a wide range of needs and interests.

Features

  • Basketball ring

  • BBQ Facilities

  • Dogs – on leash

  • Toilets

  • Walking Path

  • Playground

  • Rotunda or picnic shelter

  • Tables

  • Seating

  • Netball ring

  • Multi-purpose hit up wall

  • Water play area

Booran Reserve was created from the decommissioned Caulfield Service Reservoir and opened in 2014. It has retained many unique elements of the old reservoir, including the perimeter walls, bluestone plinths and central ‘sluice gate’. The art wall around the perimeter walls tells the story of water in a local context, from the tale of Tiddalik the Frog and indigenous people’s connection to the land through to the development of water infrastructure in Melbourne.

Playground

The play space features a giant, 10-metre-high double dome rope climbing net with slide. This climbing net is the first of its kind in Australia. The net provides climbing challenges to provide expansive views of the play space and surrounding areas from the highest lookout platform. This viewpoint provides a birds-eye view to appreciate the water theme and patterns within the overall park design.

Other unique play equipment includes:

  • a giant bird’s nest swing
  • dual flying fox with all abilities access seat
  • a 5-way swing
  • in-ground trampolines
  • an oversized mouse wheel
  • imaginative sensory play areas and cubbies
  • two-tiered sandpit
  • water pump with gates flowing into a rock-lined trickle stream

Smaller accessible paths weave and explore through the playground and among shrubs, plantings and running water. The raised sandpit provides wheelchair access and allows the use of the water spiral and the mini sluice gate.

Water play feature

The water play feature is unique to Booran Reserve and popular with young and old. It includes:

  • a surface splash pad
  • water jets which spray water upwards in various patterns and at different times. 

Please note: the water play feature is an unsupervised facility. While we make every effort to ensure it is operational, there is no guarantee it will be running at all times. The splash park uses treated water, so it's sometimes closed for treatment to ensure the health and safety of all users.

Water play feature rules

For health and safety reasons, please observe the following rules in the water play feature:

  • adult supervision is strongly recommended
  • no running or rough play
  • do not drink the water
  • do not use the fountains to clean hands and feet
  • do not take food into the water play area
  • no glass, sharp objects or pets are allowed in the water play area
  • children who are not toilet trained must use swim nappies
  • do not enter the water play area if you have had diarrhoea within the last two weeks.

Picnic shelters and BBQs

Booran Reserve features two picnic shelters - one located close to the water play area, one located closer to the playground. 

They feature:

  • 2 large picnic tables (that can be booked),
  • a cluster of smaller seats and tables for casual use
  • BBQ facilities

Book and reserve a picnic shelter

Please contact us by phone or email:

e: recservices@gleneira.vic.gov.au
t: 9524 3333

Please note: BBQs are a free communal facility for all users of the park. They are not included as part of a picnic shelter reservation. Fees apply and a minimum of 5 business days’ notice is required for all bookings.

Active recreation

The diversity of Booran Reserve means it also features an active sports area located against the eastern perimeter wall. It has markings and facilities suitable for many sports, including basketball, netball, soccer, cricket and tennis.

Dog leash information

Booran Reserve is an on-leash park, which means you must keep your dog on-leash at all times.

Learn more about Dog walking in Glen Eira

Did you know?

  • Booran Reserve was created from the decommissioned 1.6Ha Caulfield Service Reservoir. The reservoir was constructed in 1883 and held up to 38 million litres of water – the size of nearly 20 Olympic pools!
  • Booran Reserve was built using more than 99% of the old reservoir materials

Sustainable features at Booran Reserve

Sustainable features include:

  • water storage that captures half a million litres of water and re-uses it for toilets and irrigation
  • an integrated C-Bus smart control system used to monitor lighting levels and timers
  • LED lighting integrated with sensors and timers to minimise energy use
  • sixteen-kilowatt solar panels to deliver 28,700 kilowatts of power per hour
  • enhanced biodiversity through the native urban forest which acts as a habitat corridor for native fauna.