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Wattle Grove Reserve

Wattle Grove Reserve is a picturesque park tucked away behind the main roads of McKinnon. With entrances from both Wattle Grove and Wheatley Road, this hidden gem offers a large off-leash open space area, double-sided multipurpose wall and playground for the kids. It's especially beautiful in spring and summer when the rose garden come to life. 


  • BBQ Facilities

  • Multi-purpose hit up wall

  • Playground

  • Rotunda or picnic shelter

  • Seating

  • Toilets

  • Dogs – off leash

  • Dogs – on leash

  • Tables


  • tall climbing cube with rock wall feature
  • see-saw and snowboard rockers
  • double swing
  • slides
  • monkey bars
  • stand up spinner
  • tic-tac-toe
  • shade sails to provide some protection from the elements.

Picnic shelter 

Located near the playground and BBQ facilities the Picnic Shelter has two picnic tables available for social gatherings.

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

Wattle Groves's large grassed open space provides extensive opportunities for many different recreational activities. This is further complemented by the multipurpose hit-up wall.

Dog leash information 

  • The area 20m south of the hit-up wall at Wattle Grove Reserve is an off-leash area. All other areas are on-leash at all times.  
  • Dogs must be on-leash within 20 metres of the BBQ 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. 

Learn more about dog walking in Glen Eira