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.
Birdie golf cage
Dogs – off leash
Dogs – on leash
Rotunda or picnic shelter
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
A multi-purpose play space is available for the more active players which includes:
- a smaller sized basketball court (with goals at both ends)
- a netball ring
- a bouldering wall and soccer goals
- 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 or outdoor event
To book or find more information visit our Picnic Shelter and Outdoor Events Booking page
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.
- Dogs must be on-leash within 20 metres of barbecues and picnic areas, children’s playgrounds, sports and recreation facilities, both public and sporting events (includes set up and take down), and any Park maintenance activities.
- Dogs are not permitted within fenced playgrounds and sports and recreation facilities including the cricket nets and golf birdie cage.