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Best Parks in Oakleigh to go for a walk during lunch

Warrawee Park Oval in Oakleigh

1 Atherton Rd, Oakleigh VIC 3166

A mini maze and a carousel are among the features of the new playground which is best accessed off Drummond Street.


Council spent about $260,000 to create the playground, which was designed so that it could be used by children of all ages and abilities.


After seeking ideas from local children and parents, Council designed a accessible playground that includes lots of different equipment, colours and textures.


There is a mini maze, a climbing tower with a high slide, swings, an accessible tunnelling climbing structure with a slide, and an area to play ball games.


Google Reviews for Warrawee Park Oval in Oakleigh

Peter Nicholson

Its a great spot to see the city. Quite steep so fun for the fit hearts.  You can run or walk it.


Sherry W

Besides being right next to a graveyard, it’s a nice park to walk around or just lie down on the grass under a tree in the shade. Nice and peaceful, with nearby cafes to eat in if you get hungry, or a library nearby if you want to grab a book/find a place to study.


Henry Perry

There’s lovely old gravestones and some interesting tombstone reading to be done. Situated in the centre of downtown Oakleigh, amongst a peaceful grove of trees. (apparently one of, Victoria State’s earliest, public cemeteries.) There’s also BBQ’s, a children’s playground


Jonathon Bulmer

Nice park with an old graveyard. One very historic graveyard that has been closed for a long time. The play equipment could use an upgrade. Really nice cricket ground.


Soy Fish

Get away from the busy Oakleigh mall. And relax in the park under the tree. That’s the right place to be.


Brickmakers Park in Oakleigh

23-29 Stamford Road, Oakleigh 316

A premier reserve, Brickmakers Park is connected to the Scotchmans Creek Trail making for a great scenic walk or bike ride.


Check out the Historical Brick Making Machinery and the lake which includes a water play area.


The playground was upgraded in 2013, perfect for the kids as mum and dad cook on the undercover communal BBQs.


A twisted climbing net and a basket swing that holds groups of children are some of the playground’s new features.


The park also has community toilets. 


Google Reviews for Brickmakers Park in Oakleigh

Nalinda Herath

Nice place to bring kids. Bins provided. Parking available. Bbq facilities available. Perfect for a picnic with kids or if you are having an evening walk. There is a small ground as well. Dogs are not allowed though.


Maria Ngo

This park has a nice under cover BBQ within easy reach of the playground. Nice range of equipment to satisfy the little tikes. Drinking fountain and loo nearby. A historical brick makers exhibit is at one end of the field and worth visiting. A lovely landscaped mini garden with pond is in this park area as well. There is an interesting wind chime at the top of the hill nearby. Please don’t feed the ducks unless you are feeding it what it might find in nature.


arsh DP

Beautiful little park with all facilities

*walking and cycling tracks

*picnic area

*children play area

*Small pond

“small garden with flowers

*Art work on Brick laying

*Yes a public toilet


Poppy Tart

Interesting playground with a quirky feel, BBQ facilities are pretty good with undercover seating area. Great for young kids birthdays, family get togethers or a Sunday lunch. Toilet facilities (note they close at around 6pm), Half basketball court, a peaceful garden. Oakleigh recreation centre is only 50m walk up the path where in the summer Oakleigh swimming pool is open, gym, basketball courts, Waverley gymnastics centre (currently being built). From parts of the Scotchman creek trail signage indicating where places are could be improved particularly from Scotchman’s Run reserve. The park hence the name was a Brickmaking facility (Oakleigh Brick Co.) It started making bricks in 1885 and ended in 1985. It is also a Monash heritage site where some equipment still remains.


Overall great place and very peaceful and quiet.


Anita Harris

I like it. It’s compact, but has a lovely pond surrounded by a pretty and well looked after garden area, a playground, BBQ, some parking, amenities, some brickwork-themed features, and a few paths. It’s not a walkers’ park as such, but you can head out either side along Scotchman’s Creek trails and have a longer amble if that’s your thing. For a small, suburban oasis, I’m a fan.


Reg Harris Reserve – Park in Oakleigh

108 Ferntree Gully Rd, Oakleigh East VIC 3166

Reg Harris Reserve is a tranquil reserve, perfect for that quiet walk, or for the amateur photographer to photograph birds around the ornamental lake.


The reserve offers a playspace for children, BBQ facilities for family gatherings along with toilets and shelter, making the reserve perfect in all of Melbourne’s seasonal weather.


Google Reviews for Reg Harris Reserve – Park in Oakleigh

Peter Marini

A well maintained park with a number of different features – the duck pond, the magpies and great trees; barbecues and eating area; children’s play areas; good shading; basketball area; space to run and play sports such as football, soccer, badminton…; great for doing Tai Chi and other martial arts katas; good car parking; and a toilet.


Satyakumar Kadam

Nicely maintained .Variety of flower plants and greenary make it worth visiting a place.Good place to relax.


Kate B

This is a lovely place for families. The playground was renovated in 2015 and is best suited to under twelves, but there is also a basketball hoop which the older kids enjoy. There is a free electric bbq, 2 tables under shade, and a water tap. There is a toilet available (one of those electronic ones that closes the door and talks to you).  One of the things that I like the most is that there are plenty of shade trees, perfect for picnics. Just be aware that there is a shallow pond area, so that toddlers need to be supervised.


Aisha Gulzar

Children enjoy so much here! Easp around the creek 🙂 and have loads of places to hang out and exercise their physical prowess.


Nitin Gupta 

5 stars for:

  1. Nice and huge open area.
  2. Good play area for kinders and grownup children with sail for shade.
  3. Barbeque facilities.
  4. Fully automated public toilet.
  5. Ample parking available.
  6. Dogs are allowed.


J Park in Oakleigh

352-356 Huntingdale Rd, Oakleigh South VIC 3167


J Park is an all-new indoor sports and entertainment park. With a massive 5,000 square meters area packed full of awesome games and activities including 60 meters long Zip Lines, swimming pool sized Ball Pit, multi-level Trampoline Courts, 6 levels of Kids Play Zones, a game show style obstacle Challenge Arena, artistic Rock Climbing Walls and 4 level High Rope Course, Escape Rooms and much more.


Google Reviews for J Park in Oakleigh

The Luz

The kids love the place. Hey have many different activities to do inside. Even adults would really enjoy their time there. It’s a little bit hot inside with the beginning of summer!! Their coffee needs to be improved as it’s not that good. Food also needs more work. The chips are good. The staff are friendly. I would really recommend i.


Dolores Doran

I had the twins’ birthday party there. What an AMAZING play centre for all ages. Flying fox, rock climbing and much much more. Clean tidy facilities at a reasonable price. Food was beautiful and the Manager, Ian, was understanding and considerate. He worked with me and accommodated for my  budget. We will definitely be back. Thank you to all the staff at J Park who made the twins’ birthday party a positive memorable one 😊


Matthew Eldridge

As a new business there are some minor teething problems, which may make the place seem a bit casual in its approach. I think this will get worked out with time. If you look past this J-Park is a lot of fun and caters for all ages, 3 and above. The staff are polite and helpful, especially with the younger kids. I haven’t been on a weekend but on a weekday (Only open Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday) I would definitely recommend.


Carolyn Muldoon

This place is sooooo cool.  Heaps of things for the kids to do and play on.  Heaps of parking out the back!  Pity my 5 year old is just a smidge too short for some things (and a 🐥lol)


Kate He

This place is so fun.suited for 3 year up.if you kids are growing out of indoor play Center , it is the right place to bring them over . This place has everything:trampline , rock climbing ,ninja course and more…2 hours just not enough.just a little recommendation to owner: to put a suggested age or height on each the kids indoor play area is suggested for kids above 3 and up with height less than 120cm ; for ninja course probably needs to be 8 year up; or to put an easy to difficult score board on each area .e.g. (indoor play Center difficulty level 0) rock climbing 4 something so parents and kids can choose wisely with reasonable expectation.


Scotchmans Creek Trail – Park in Oakleigh

Scotchmans Creek Trail, Oakleigh VIC 3166
A 13 kilometre on and off-road trail which bisects the Monash municipality into northern and southern sections from Jells Park to Warrigal Road.


The trail continues on to East Malvern Station, where you can join the Gardiners Creek Trail, then the Main Yarra Trail all the way to the city.


The trail commences at its intersection with the Dandenong Creek Trail at the south end of Jells Park Lake and heads west mainly on-road. It passes through a number of reserves and the Monash Aquatic Recreation Centre. The 10km off-road section begins on the north side of Waverley Road just west of the Holmesglen TAFE Waverley Campus.


The off-road trail takes you past wetlands, Valley Reserve, Fairway Reserve, the Oakleigh Golf Course, Oakleigh Recreation Centre and Caloola Reserve. There is a side connection to Chadstone Shopping Centre before the trail crosses a bridge over Warrigal Road into the City of Stonnington. 


Google Reviews for Scotchmans Creek Trail – Park in Oakleigh

Mark Aidan

Nice wide solid pathway in parts and dirt / stone in others.  Some pleasant scenery and plenty of seating along the way.  Good escape from Chadstone shopping, works out cheaper with more steps a bonus.


Capcake 78

Great dog walking trail, picturesque, beware of on lead areas if your dogs eat ducklings



Some parts of this track are spectacular.


Jules Dalton

1 Of the best bike trails in Mlbrn, Great for a walk but it’s way toooo busy


CH Low

Exercise trials, good for walks


Talbot Park in Oakleigh

Oakleigh South VIC 3167

Talbot Park’s large open spaces are ideal in its bushland setting.


Enjoy a BBQ lunch up on the gazebo while the children play on the accessible playground. Then walk off lunch through the reserve along the walking track. 


Google Reviews for Talbot Park in Oakleigh

Leanne Ngo

Great park for 1-3year olds who are just learning to climb and going down slides. Playground is not too high off the ground and each level is within easy climb for small legs. Has a beautiful wooden boat/ship with dry pebbled river and mini bridge for plenty of imaginative play. Plenty of open grass areas, toilets and bbq facilities.


Praveen Raj Kumar.Y x

A small park, with some kids activities and walking track around it.

There is also place for barbecue under a roof. People can spend time and have their BBQ parties there.

A nice place to hang around and people can spend about 1-1.5hrs here.


Denton Belbin

Quaint little park in Oakleigh South / Clarinda. With plenty of room to kick a ball with your kids or to have a BBq on the permanent BBq’s there



So much space, great for bike riding and walking/jogging, playing sports and good for barbecues.



I think it is a good place for parents’ gathering with kids as there is an off street car park, BBQ, public toilets and the playground is fenced! Only facilities need some updates.


Princes Highway Reserve – Park in Oakleigh

1658 Dandenong Rd, Oakleigh East VIC 3166

Princes Highway Reserve has two sporting ovals, and hosts: the Oakleigh Districts Football-Cricket Club and the Victorian Cavaliers Cricket Club.

The pavilion can also accommodates a variety of community groups, making use of a community kitchen and meeting space during the daytime. One such community group featured at the reserve is the Poseidon Angling Club.

Other features of the reserve include Bocce Courts, communal BBQ, an off-lead dog area, pathways and playground for the children.

Google Reviews for Princes Highway Reserve – Park in Oakleigh

Ashish Nair

The ambience is calming and the air is comparatively fresher. I was able to photograph a full semicircular rainbow recently!


Jess’s Adventure Vlog Diary

I love it there, the open space of green grass was brightening my aspects of life to open my mind to set boundaries to enrich. There’s a simple playground for children to play with. Not just recreational activities that held there, also it’s a great observation of sunrises and sunsets. I enjoyed taking photos of the lovely sunset.


Pier Federici

Grass is green and well maintained. The football posts are straight and true. We enjoyed the boccie court. The toilets are clean. Excellent that they have separate waste bins for recyclables.


Flyn Juridico

Its a place for a child to play. Footy and cricket players to have play their sport. Also old people play their lawn balls. Good place for doing laps for cardio exercise.


Andrew Perry

Good little playground for younger kids, cricket nets and a leash free area for dogs to play. You can also watch the local footy on the weekend.


Dales Park in Oakley

Oakleigh South VIC 3167

A fully fenced playground with safety gates next to a huge number of netball courts. It might be best to avoid this playground if you are allergic to netball courts.


The main structure has an elevated tower with dual wave slides, climbing net, fireman’s pole and a rope bridge to a lower part of the structure with wave slide, tunnel, inclined walkway and glider. The playground also has a rope net climbing area, rotating rope cone, see-saw, birds nest swing, standard swing, swing with harness seat and sandpit.


There are a number of unshaded seats, water tap and shelter with two tables and BBQs.


Google Reviews for Dales Park in Oakley

Alvin Estrada

I recently visited this park with my daugther and we did enjoy our visit. The place is currently getting a face lift. The playground has been updated and the bonus part is that it has a large off leash area for dogs.


Mark Aidan

Eight netball courts, playground, toilets, seating, club house and a big green open area out back.  Accessible all the time for practice.


FireFun 101YT


it is Such a great place to work out and play with your dogs! You must come to this park! 5 out of 5!


chris drieberg

Thank you City of Kingston. A great park for kids to play and adults to enjoy the barbecue area as well.


Colin Poon

Great facility for netball since they upgraded the courts and carpark. Please be careful during peak netball and strongly suggest that you reverse park into the tight spots so when you are ready to leave, the forward take off will be safer for visibility of seeing kids and other vehicles.


The western side of the netball courts have been recently upgraded with a new kids playground and covered BBQ area.


With the new netball building built, the entry to the carpark, during netball games gets very busy and there is limited pedestrian access which is essentially the road. Please be careful and look after each other!