Due to the COVID-19 restrictions

our Customer Service Centre at Town Hall is closed. We are still receiving and responding to requests and questions via phone and through online channels. Find out more about COVID-19 and what Council is doing in our COVID-19 services update.

Princes Park

Princes Park is one of Glen Eira’s most popular parks. Multiple sportsgrounds, vast open spaces and significant play spaces all provide opportunities for play, exercise and relaxation.

In 1923 part of the local area became known as Shilabeer’s Paddock, which acted as a sandpit and refuse disposal area. It was later developed into around 10 hectares of parkland - the origins of what we now call Princes Park.


  • Basketball ring

  • BBQ Facilities

  • Cricket nets

  • Dogs – off leash

  • Dogs – on leash

  • Fitness station

  • Function room

  • Playground

  • Rotunda or picnic shelter

  • Seating

  • Shared path

  • Tables

  • Tennis club

  • Tennis court

  • Toilets

  • 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 we have:

  • closed all playgrounds and outdoor fitness equipment
  • turned off drinking fountains and barbecues
  • closed all sportsgrounds to all sports clubs
  • suspended bookings for our venues, parks or reserves until further notice.
The Australian Government has announced new limits on all non-essential gatherings — you can only go out for personal exercise in our parks on your own or with one other person.


You will love the playground at Princes Park, which has two levels to add fun to that game of chase. The playground includes:

  • a climbing net
  • see-saw, springers and spinner
  • swings and slides
  • monkey bars
  • UFO spatial climbing frame
  • fireman's pole
  • balance board
  • educational panels

The mature trees around the play space provide extensive levels of natural shade.

Picnic shelter and BBQs

There are three picnic shelters located at Princes Park

  • Maple Street rotunda - located off Maple Street, close to the bowls club. This rotunda has one picnic table with BBQ facilities located next to the rotunda.
  • Birch Street rotunda – located off Birch Street, a large rotunda with two picnic tables. There are no BBQ facilities next to this rotunda.
  • Beech Street rotunda - located closest to the carpark off Beech Street and basketball ring. There is one picnic table with BBQ facilities located next to the rotunda.

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.

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

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

  • four sports grounds (cricket, football and soccer)
  • extensive internal walking/running pathways
  • small ball court with basketball ring
  • cricket training nets
  • public tennis courts - Brooklyn Avenue Tennis Courts (two plexi cushion courts with lights) are available for hire through the Caulfield Recreation Centre.

Did you know? Princes Park is home to Ajax Junior Football Club, Old Haileyburians Amateur Football Club, South Caulfield Cricket Club, Glen Eira City - South Melbourne Junior Soccer Club, Sandringham Dragons Football Club and Glen Eira Tennis Club.

Dog leash information

  • All sportsgrounds at Princes Park are off-leash areas. Please respect the shared use of these sportsgrounds by ensuring that dogs are on-leash within 20m of a sporting activity.
  • The western end of Princes Park is an on-leash area. This on-leash area includes the playground, rotunda, picnic area, car parks and open space along Hawthorn Road.

Learn more about dog walking in Glen Eira

Venue hire

The DC Bricker pavilion provides facilities for sporting clubs as well as community and meeting rooms. The pavilion is fully accessible, and includes the following areas for hire:

  • a social room (100 person capacity)
  • meeting room (12 persons capacity)
  • change rooms

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.