Princes Park


Princes Park’s playspace renewal has commenced. The existing playground and picnic areas will be closed and unavailable for use until construction of the new playspace is complete. The project is due for completion in late 2022. For more information on the project, visit our Princes Park playspace renewal page.

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


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 or outdoor event

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

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. All bookings and payments are made online through the play tennis online booking system. 


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. 
  • 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 


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.

Book a court

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