Duncan Mackinnon Reserve

Duncan Mackinnon Reserve is one of Glen Eira's most elite sporting precincts.


  • BBQ Facilities

  • Dogs – off leash

  • Dogs – on leash

  • Toilets

  • Walking Path

  • Playground

  • Tables

  • Seating

  • Fitness station

  • Netball ring

  • Athletics track

  • Function room

The main features of Duncan Mackinnon Reserve are:

  • 10 competition netball courts
  • IAAF compliant athletics track
  • state-of-the-art pavilion available for community hire
  • outdoor fitness station.

These facilities are enclosed by a perimeter path featuring outdoor fitness stations and leading to the playground and sportsgrounds hosting cricket, soccer or football.


The playground at Duncan Mackinnon Reserve serves play opportunities for the local community. The play space offers:

  • slides
  • swings
  • spinners
  • monkey bars
  • outdoor fitness circuit
  • shade from the surrounding trees.

Picnic shelters and BBQs

There are picnic shelters located beside the playground for shelter or somewhere to eat.

BBQs are available for use at Duncan Mackinnon Reserve, located within the athletics track facility. These BBQs are accessible to the community when there are no events occurring at the athletics track. Access can be obtained via the turnstile leading from the car park beside the pavilion.

Active recreation

Athletics facility

The athletics track is the only one within Glen Eira and one of the highest quality in Melbourne. The facility is open for community use when it is not booked. Entry and exit can be achieved via the turnstile leading from the car park beside the pavilion.

Netball courts

The netball courts at Duncan Mackinnon Reserve are used all year round for training and competition. Want to play netball? Get yourself involved in social competition.

Walking track

There's also a pleasant 1,200 metre walking track around the outside of the reserve.

Outdoor fitness station

The new outdoor fitness station situated near the corner of Crosbie and North Roads consists of:

  • two sports bikes with touchscreens to connect your smart phone
  • two arm bikes
  • cross-training combination unit which includes:
    • climbing net
    • pull up bar
    • magnetic bells
  • two sit up benches
  • two decline benches
  • one battle rope
  • two Urban Fit Nitro stations, which includes:
    • chin up bars
    • roman rings
    • monkey bars
    • dip bars
  • cobham station — body dips and left lift station
  • jumping boxes.

There is also additional fitness equipment situated around the reserve including:

  • monkey bars
  • balance beam
  • dip bars.

Dog leash information

  • The sportsgrounds at Duncan Mackinnon Reserve are designated dog off-leash areas.

  • Dogs must be on-leash within 20 metres of barbeques and picnic areas, children’s playgrounds, sports and recreation facilities, both public and sporting events (includes set up and take down), and any Park maintenance activities.

  • Dogs are not permitted within fenced playgrounds and sports and recreation facilities including the athletics track.

Learn more about dog walking in Glen Eira

Venue hire

The Duncan Mackinnon Reserve pavilion provides facilities for sporting clubs as well as community and meeting rooms (for hire). The pavilion has two magnificent 450 seat grandstands for watching athletics and 100 seats for watching netball. It is fully accessible and includes:

  • a community room
  • change rooms
  • public toilets
  • athletics and netball control rooms.

The community room and meeting room at Duncan Mackinnon Reserve Pavilion, accessed via the car park off North Road, is available for hire.

Make a booking

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Please note: A minimum of five (5) business days notice is required for all bookings, subject to availability.