Did you know that the City of Monash has 125 parks and reserves? With so many options there really is no excuse to get outdoors, get active and enjoy nature in the local area.

Whether you’re looking to spend more time outdoors, get involved in sporting activities or enjoy a picnic with the family on the weekend, there are plenty of options in Oakleigh including parks, playgrounds and reserves.

Warrawee Park

Warrawee Park is the biggest green space in central Oakleigh. The grounds are home to a range of social and sporting groups including the Oakleigh Cricket Club, Caravan Music, the Oakleigh-Carnegie RSL Club and Oakleigh Bowling Club, among others. And there’s something for the children too – a new playground was erected at the park which incorporates a mini maze, carousel, a climbing tower with a high slide, swings, an accessible tunnelling climbing structure with a slide, and an area to play ball games. Monash Council spent about $260,000 to create the playground which has been designed for use by children of all ages and abilities. The playground, accessed via Drummond St, includes a variety of equipment, colours and textures.

Warrawee Park Playground

The Warrawee Park Playground | Image credit: Monash Council

Accessible via Lever St and Stamford Rd is Oakleigh’s Brickmakers Park. The park features a lake, water play area, a walking track, barbecue facilities, shelter and toilets. Children can enjoy using an upgraded playground at this park which includes a twisted climbing net and a basket swing. Monash Council and the State Government jointly funded the $120,000 playground upgrade which has been complemented by a nearby picnic shelter with tables and seats.

Just east of Brickmakers Park is Scotchmans Run Reserve, accessible via Estelle St. The reserve is mainly a large green space ideal for walking, running and other sporting activities. The area bound by parts of Estelle St, Stamford Rd, rear of Winifred St, and the intersection of Devon Grove and Lister St are dog off-leash zones.

Jack Edwards Reserve

Jack Edwards Reserve | Image credit: Monash Council

Jack Edwards Reserve, located at Edward St in Oakleigh, is primarily a park used for sporting activity. The reserve is the home ground for the Oakleigh Cannons Football Club which has a capacity of 5000. In addition to the sports fields, the reserve also features a dog off-leash area and a basic playground with a slide, ladder and swings.

Caloola Reserve, accessible via Drummond St, Atkinson St and Cole Cres, is the home ground for Monash Football Club. Part of the Scotchmans Creek Trail runs through the reserve which is ideal for walking, jogging and riding bicycles. The reserve also has dog off-leash areas.

Oakleigh reserves and parks

  • Jack Edwards Reserve, Edward St, Oakleigh (Related post: New Rules For Use Of Jack Edwards Reserve In Oakleigh)
  • Warrawee Park, Drummond St, Oakleigh
  • Brickmakers Park Reserve Oakleigh
  • Scotchmans Run Reserve, Estelle St, Oakleigh
  • Caloola Reserve, Drummond St, Oakleigh
  • Hurst Reserve, between Princes Highway, Ferntree Gully Rd and Tanner St, Oakleigh East.

Dog off-leash areas in Oakleigh

  • Jack Edwards Reserve: area bound by parts of Parkside Ave and Edward St, Oakleigh (UPDATE: Some restrictions apply)
  • Scotchmans Run Reserve: area bound by parts of Estelle St, Stamford Rd, rear of Winifred St and the intersection of Devon Grove and Lister St, Oakleigh
  • Caloola Reserve: area bound by parts of Drummond St, Cabeena Court, Park Rd, and Dalgetty St in Oakleigh.