COVID-19 update:

On Sunday 6 September 2020, the Premier announced Victoria’s COVID-19 roadmap to reopening. Many of the Stage 4 restrictions remain in place but there have been some slight changes. Find out more here.

EE Gunn Reserve

Set across a sprawling three-and-a-half hectares, EE Gunn Reserve has great open spaces and amenities for fun in the sun with friends and family. If you want to play or stay in shape, the reserve offers well maintained green space and shared paths, allowing connections to cycling routes, walking paths and onsite fitness stations.


  • BBQ Facilities

  • Birdie golf cage

  • Dogs – off leash

  • Dogs – on leash

  • Toilets

  • Walking Path

  • Playground

  • Rotunda or picnic shelter

  • Tables

  • Seating

  • Fitness station

  • Shared path

  • Cricket nets

  • Baseball batting cage

How is COVID-19 impacting our parks?

Our parks and open space remain open for exercise between the permitted times 5am to 9pm.

Exercise is now limited to two hours per day and no more than five kilometres from your home. Two people or a household can meet outdoors for a maximum of two hours for exercise or recreation outside your home, as long as neither of you travel more than five kilometres from your home. Always remember to wear a face covering and practise social distancing.

To find out how the Victorian Government Stay at Home Stage 4 restrictions has impacted our facilities visit our Parks and playgrounds — Stage 4 restrictions page​.



Most of the playground at EE Gunn Reserve is under shade cloth, providing great protection on sunny days. It includes:

  • swings
  • slides
  • a metal and rope climbing frame and monkey bars
  • stand-on spinner
  • tic-tac-toe, a shop front and maze panel
  • two large rockers in the shape of a yellow bee and green grasshopper

Picnic shelter and BBQs

The picnic shelter is located close to the playground, with 2 picnic tables available for social gatherings. There are BBQ facilities nearby to the picnic shelter to add another element to your picnic.

Book and reserve a picnic shelter

To apply online you will need to create an account or login. The cost to book a picnic shelter starts at $143.

The full booking fee payment is required within 48 hours of receipt of invoice.

You are required to email us proof of payment if your booking has been approved within 48 hours notice from your booking date.

Equipment such as marquees, jumping castles, petting zoos and BBQs are not permitted without written consent from us. 

Please note:  A minimum notice of 2 business days is required for all bookings (subject to availability).

BBQs are a free communal facility for all users of the park. They are not included as part of a picnic shelter reservation.

Active Recreation

EE Gunn Reserve has many opportunities for recreation, including:

  • three sports grounds (cricket, football and baseball)
  • internal walking, running and cycling pathways
  • outdoor fitness equipment
  • a golf birdie cage
  • cricket training nets
  • baseball batting cage

Did you know? EE Gunn Reserve is home to Ormond Cricket Club, Ormond Glenhuntly Baseball Club and Ormond Tennis Club. EE Gunn Reserve is also home to Ormond Amateur Football Club, the second oldest suburban club in the Victorian Amateur Football Association.

Dog leash information

  • The eastern ovals (closest to the railway line) are off-leash areas.
  • All other areas including the playground area and western oval (closest to Malane Street and Beatty Crescent) are on-leash. 

Learn more about dog walking in Glen Eira

History of EE Gunn Reserve

Council first developed the parkland in the 1920’s. In 1964 they renamed it after Councillor Ernest Edwin Gunn, a member of the former Caulfield City Council from 1949–1975 and Mayor from 1952–1953.