COVID-19 update:

As per the Premier’s announcement on Sunday 2 August, we have been directed to move to Stage 4 restrictions. Find out more about how this will impact Council services in our Find out more about how this will impact Council services in our COVID-19 services update.

McKinnon Reserve

McKinnon Reserve provides great facilities for socialising, play, sport and recreation. With large open spaces for fitness or exercising your dog, McKinnon Reserve has extensive green space for all to enjoy.

Features

  • BBQ Facilities

  • Birdie golf cage

  • Cricket nets

  • Dogs – off leash

  • Dogs – on leash

  • Playground

  • Rotunda or picnic shelter

  • Seating

  • Tables

  • Toilets

How is COVID-19 impacting our parks?

All Glen Eira playgrounds, outdoor fitness equipment, sports facilities and the Bailey Reserve skate park in Bentleigh East have been closed until further notice. Residents can still utilise our grassed spaces across the municipality. Exercise is now limited to one hour per day and no more than five kilometres from your home. Group size is limited to two people — you and one other person. Always remember to wear a face covering and practise social distancing.


Lighting will be provided from 5pm to 7.30pm for night time exercise at the following locations:

  • Caulfield Park, Caulfield North and Princes Park, Caulfield South
  • EE Gunn Reserve, Ormond and Duncan Mackinnon Reserve, Murrumbeena
  • McKinnon Reserve, McKinnon and King George VI Memorial Reserve, Bentleigh East.

For cyclists, the velodrome at Packer Park in Carnegie remains open and if you are looking at somewhere to run, the athletics track at Duncan Mackinnon Reserve in Murrumbeena is available during daylight hours. For the continued good health of our community, and as a measure to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have prevented use of drinking fountains and barbecues, closed all sportsgrounds to all sports clubs and suspended bookings for our venues, parks and reserves until further notice.


Stay safe. Be Kind.


UPDATED 4 AUGUST 2020

Playground

The nature play space at McKinnon Reserve includes:

  • giant multi-level tower play unit
  • a parkour unit, monkey bars and scramble net
  • tree cubby
  • hammock and rope bridge
  • seesaw and balance beams
  • village shop and gas station
  • five way swing
  • flying fox
  • forest maze

Please note: commencement of further play space developments is to occur late 2019/early 2020. These additional play features will include a modified basketball court, a custom bouldering wall and additional social seating.

Picnic shelter and BBQs

The picnic shelter is located close to the playground, with two picnic tables available for social gatherings. There are BBQ facilities and public toilets 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

McKinnon Reserve has many opportunities for recreation, including:

  • two sports grounds (cricket and football)
  • internal walking/running pathways
  • a golf birdie cage
  • cricket training nets

Did you know? McKinnon Reserve is home to St Paul's Bentleigh Football Club, St Paul's McKinnon Junior Football Club and McKinnon Cricket Club.

Dog leash information

  • The northern end of McKinnon Reserve, including the playground and main oval closest to McKinnon Road, is an on-leash area.
  • The southern end of the park (oval two) is an off-leash area.

Learn more about dog walking in Glen Eira