COVID-19 update:

We have entered the second step of the Victorian Roadmap. Find out how eased restrictions have impacted our services.

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?

Our parks and open space remain open.

Five people from a maximum of two households can meet outdoors (infants under 12 months of age are not included in the cap) for a maximum of two hours for exercise or social interaction 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​.


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.