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.

Packer Park

Packer Park is one of Glen Eira's most popular and well-serviced sport and recreation facilities. With the extensively varied facilities, you can have a BBQ with family and friends, take in the landscape with a stroll along the walking path, shoot some hoops or look for frogs and birds in the wetland area. One of the highlights of Packer Park is that it is home to the City’s only cycling velodrome.


  • Basketball ring

  • BBQ Facilities

  • Birdie golf cage

  • Dogs – off leash

  • Dogs – on leash

  • Fitness station

  • Function room

  • Lawn bowls / bocce area

  • Multi-purpose hit up wall

  • Playground

  • Rotunda or picnic shelter

  • Seating

  • Tables

  • Toilets

  • Velodrome

  • Walking Path

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.


Packer Park has loads of open space for being active, walking, relaxing and playing.


There is a fantastic adventure playground offering huge amounts of fun. The playground includes:

  • large combined playground connected with ramps and platforms, containing slides, tunnels, climbers, fireman poles and more
  • giant net climber
  • swings
  • springers
  • see-saw
  • imagination panels

Picnic shelter and BBQs

There are three picnic shelters in Packer Park all with access to nearby BBQ facilities.

  • Playground rotunda - solid roof rotunda located close to the playground with two tables and seats
  • Shade sails - large cloth shaded area close to the playground with tables
  • Bowls rotunda - solid roof rotunda with 2 rectangular picnic tables located next to the bowls and bocce area. Booking this rotunda also includes exclusive reservation of the bowling green, should you wish to hire the bowls equipment there is an additional bond of $100.

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.

Please note:  A minimum notice of two 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

Packer Park has many opportunities for sport and recreation, including:

  • sportsground (cricket and football)
  • internal walking/running pathways
  • outdoor fitness equipment (under shade sails for protection from the sun)
  • a golf birdie cage
  • cricket training nets
  • Velodrome - for more information or to make a booking, visit the Packer Park Velodrome page
  • lawn bowls rink and bocce area
  • tennis hit up wall
  • basketball ring and netball goal posts

Did you know? Packer Park is home to Glen Eira Amateur Football Club, Washington Park Cricket Club and Carnegie Caulfield Cycling Club.

Dog leash information

  • The open space areas located north of the sports ground and east of the creek are both off-leash areas.
  • The sport and recreation facilities are all on-leash areas. These areas include the pavilion, sports ground, velodrome, picnic areas, bocce and bowls area, playground and ball sport areas

Learn more about dog walking in Glen Eira

Venue Hire

The Packer Park pavilion provides facilities for sporting clubs as well as community rooms (for hire). The community room holds 100 people.

Make a booking

To apply online you will need to create an account or login

Please note: A minimum of five (5) business days' notice is required for all bookings, subject to availability.