COVID-19 update:

As per the Premier’s announcement on Tuesday 7 July, we have been directed to move back to Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions. Find out more about how this will impact Council services in our COVID-19 services update.

Joyce Park

New active recreation play space is now open

We have increased the open space at Joyce Park by providing new active recreation opportunities. The new play space features a hit up wall, basketball and soccer goals, a netball goal, table tennis table and socialising areas. Grab a ball and head down now!

Joyce Park is one of Glen Eira's most spectacular and diverse parks. It has the full range of facilities for relaxing, socialising and playing, and it's beautiful rotunda makes it a local favourite for weddings.


  • BBQ Facilities

  • Dogs – off leash

  • Dogs – on leash

  • Rotunda or picnic shelter

  • Toilets

  • Walking Path

  • Playground

  • Tables

  • Seating

  • Multi-purpose court

  • Multi-purpose hit up wall

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, in line with Government restrictions, we have:

  • closed our playgrounds, outdoor fitness equipment and skate park until further notice
  • restricted use of drinking fountains and barbecues
  • suspended bookings for our venues, parks, picnic shelters and sports facilities until further notice.

Some sports facilities remain available to support active recreation during lockdown, we encourage people to be active in our parks but otherwise Stay at Home. When you are out in parks, remember that you cannot gather with more than one person outside your household and must stay 1.5 metres apart from other users. For more information regarding current restrictions, please visit the Department of Health and Human Services

You can use the:

  • athletics track at Duncan Mackinnon Reserve
  • cycling velodrome and lawn bowls at Packer Park (BYO bowls)
  • netball and basketball hoops and tennis hit up walls
  • golf birdie cages and cricket training nets
  • sportsgrounds and Pawfield Park (dog off-leash park in Caulfield)

Lighting will be provided from 5pm to 7.30pm for night time sport and recreation activity at the following locations:

  • Caulfield Park, Caulfield North and Princes Park, Caulfield South (Camden Ward)
  • EE Gunn Reserve, Ormond and Duncan Mackinnon Reserve, Murrumbeena (Rosstown Ward)
  • McKinnon Reserve, McKinnon and King George VI Memorial Reserve, Bentleigh East (Tucker Ward)

Stay safe. Be Kind.


Box Cottage

Joyce Park is home to Box Cottage, a reproduction of William and Elizabeth Box's original home. They lived in the cottage from around 1865 to 1914 and parts of the original building remain in the reconstructed version. The Box Family were well-known in Moorabbin for their market gardens which they worked on for several generations over 107 years.

Box Cottage is also home to the Moorabbin Historical Society and features a large display of photos and memorabilia. Highlights include original tramway plates from the local area, different types of ploughs, and market garden equipment.


The current playground is suited to younger children, with equipment which includes:

  • slides
  • swings
  • stand up spinner
  • climbing frame
  • fireman's pole
  • shade sails for protection from the sun.

A multi-purpose play space is available for the more active players which includes:

  • two multi-purpose half courts with basketball and soccer goals
  • double-sided tennis hit up wall
  • netball goal
  • table tennis table
  • shelter with seating.

Thank you to Sport Australia for their contribution to the construction of this active recreation play space as part of the Community Sport Infrastructure Grant.

Picnic shelter and BBQs

There are two picnic shelters at Joyce Park. One is located close to the playground and has 2 picnic tables available for social gatherings. There are BBQ facilities nearby to this picnic shelter to add another element to your picnic.

The other shelter is a rotunda, located towards Jasper Road, and is popular for wedding ceremonies. 

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.

Dog leash information

  • The playground area and western end of the Tyrone Street entrance is on-leash.
  • The eastern side of the Tyrone Street entrance is off leash.

Learn more about dog walking in Glen Eira.