COVID-19 update:

As per the Premier’s announcement on Sunday 2 August, we have been directed to move to Stage 4 restrictions. Find out more about how this will impact Council services in our COVID-19 services update.

Wattle Grove Reserve

Wattle Grove Reserve is a small suburban park tucked away behind the main roads of McKinnon. With the main entrance from Wattle Grove, there are other access points within the long boundaries of the reserve. Featuring a playground, gorgeous plantings around a mature arbour, extensive open space and a ball sports wall, the reserve offers a variety of opportunities. 

Features

  • BBQ Facilities

  • Dogs – on leash

  • Multi-purpose hit up wall

  • Playground

  • Rotunda or picnic shelter

  • Seating

  • Tables

  • Toilets

How is COVID-19 impacting our parks?

All Glen Eira playgrounds, outdoor fitness equipment, sports facilities and the Bailey Reserve skate park in Bentleigh East have been closed until further notice. Residents can still utilise our grassed spaces across the municipality. Exercise is now limited to one hour per day and no more than five kilometres from your home. Group size is limited to two people — you and one other person. Always remember to wear a face covering and practise social distancing.


Lighting will be provided from 5pm to 7.30pm for night time exercise at the following locations:

  • Caulfield Park, Caulfield North and Princes Park, Caulfield South
  • EE Gunn Reserve, Ormond and Duncan Mackinnon Reserve, Murrumbeena
  • McKinnon Reserve, McKinnon and King George VI Memorial Reserve, Bentleigh East.

For cyclists, the velodrome at Packer Park in Carnegie remains open and if you are looking at somewhere to run, the athletics track at Duncan Mackinnon Reserve in Murrumbeena is available during daylight hours. For the continued good health of our community, and as a measure to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have prevented use of drinking fountains and barbecues, closed all sportsgrounds to all sports clubs and suspended bookings for our venues, parks and reserves until further notice.


Stay safe. Be Kind.


UPDATED 4 AUGUST 2020

Playground

You will love the playground at Wattle Grove, which includes:

  • 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 and bbqs

The picnic shelter is located close to the playground, with 2 picnic tables available for social gatherings. There are BBQ facilities nearby to the picnic shelter to add another element to your picnic.

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 without written consent from us. 

Please note:  A minimum notice of 2 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

The open space provides extensive opportunity for recreational activities. This is further complemented by the multipurpose hit up wall with tennis lines, soccer goals, cricket wicket and targets.

Dog leash information

Wattle Grove Reserve is an on-leash area, which means you must keep your dog on-leash at all times.

Learn more about dog walking in Glen Eira