Princes Park

Adapted from a simple paddock in the 1920s, Princes Park and has gradually grown into a cherished focal point for residents, sporting clubs and families. With multiple sportsgrounds, lush grassed open spaces and expansive play areas, it provides users a number of opportunities to exercise, relax and have fun. Princes Park is also a popular location for weddings, birthday parties and sports events.


  • 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

  • Netball ring


Princes Park has two levels of fun which include: 

  • slides
  • climbing structures
  • climbing nets 
  • see saw 
  • music elements 
  • tunnels 
  • log cars
  • accessible elements 
  • monkey bars
  • four square 

Picnic shelter

There are three picnic shelters located at Princes Park

    • Maple Street rotunda - located off Maple Street and close to DC Bricker Pavilion, this rotunda has one picnic table with BBQ facilities.
    • Birch Street rotunda - located off Birch Street, this is a large double rotunda with two picnic tables and BBQ facilities.
    • Beech Street rotunda - located off Maple Street and close to Bowls Club, this rotunda has one picnic table and one platform bench seat. There are no BBQ facilities next to this rotunda. 

To book or find more information visit our Picnic Shelter and Outdoor Events Booking page.

Please note: A minimum of three (3) business days' notice is required for all bookings, subject to availability.

Active Recreation

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

  • four sports grounds (cricket, football and soccer)
  • extensive internal walking/running pathways
  • basketball ring
  • netball ring
  • scoot and skate area
  • cricket training nets
  • public tennis courts — Brooklyn Avenue Tennis Courts (two plexi cushion courts with lights) are available for hire. All bookings and payments are made online through the play tennis online booking system.

Did you know? Princes Park is home to South Caulfield Cricket Club, Ajax Junior Football Club, Glen Eira City South Melbourne Football Club, Old Haileyburian's Amateur Football Club and Glen Eira Tennis Club.

Brooklyn Avenue Tennis Courts- Book a court

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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

Please note: A minimum of three (3) business days' notice is required for all bookings, subject to availability.

To book or find out more information, visit DC Bricker Social Room - Princes Park | Glen Eira City Council 

Dog Leash Information 

  • Oval 1 (the fenced oval closest to the DC Bricker Pavilion) is dog on-leash. All other sportsgrounds at Princes Park are off-leash areas. 
  • 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.
  • 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 the Brooklyn Ave Tennis Courts 

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