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.

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?

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.


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 $140.

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.