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.

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

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.

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.

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 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.

Fitness stations

This includes fitness stations featuring:

  • monkey bars
  • balance beams
  • dip bars.

Dog leash information

  • The sportsgrounds at Duncan Mackinnon Reserve are designated dog off-leash areas.
  • The netball courts, athletics track, car park and playground area are dog on-leash areas.

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

To apply online you will need to create an account or login

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