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.

King George VI Memorial Reserve

Enter King George VI Memorial Reserve via a small entrance off East Boundary Road, and enter an expanse of recreational opportunities. It offers loads of space for walking, great facilities for relaxing, socialising or playing, as well as many sporting activities.

Features

  • Basketball ring

  • BBQ Facilities

  • Birdie golf cage

  • Dogs – off leash

  • Dogs – on leash

  • Toilets

  • Walking Path

  • Playground

  • Rotunda or picnic shelter

  • Tables

  • Seating

  • Multi-purpose hit up wall

  • Tennis club

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.


UPDATED 9 JULY 2020

Playground

The kids will have heaps of fun in the challenging playground, which includes:

  • rope climbing frame
  • swings and basket swing
  • large bug springers and stand up spinners
  • education panels
  • fireman's pole

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

King George VI Memorial Reserve has many opportunities for recreation, including:

  • two sports grounds (cricket and football)
  • basketball half court
  • multi purpose hit up wall with tennis lines, targets and soccer goals
  • a golf birdie cage
  • ball toss tower and netball ring
  • cricket training nets

Did you know? King George VI Memorial Reserve is home to Bentleigh Junior Football Club, Bentleigh ANA Cricket Club, East Bentleigh Central Cricket Club and Kings Park Tennis Club.

Dog leash information

  • The western side of King George VI Memorial Reserve closest to East Boundary Road (including the playground and the western oval) is on-leash
  • The eastern oval closest to Chesterville Road is off-leash.

Learn more about dog walking in Glen Eira