Boasting a playground, exercise equipment, a rotunda, barbecue facilities, golf practise nets and more, Centenary Park in East Bentleigh is a multi-purpose community space ideal for a family day out.
The playground, pictured below, is suitable for children of all ages, with slides and swings for the littlies; and rope climbing structures for older kids to scale. The nearby grassy knoll and picnic benches provide a vantage point for parents. For those who prefer playing sports to frolicking in the playground, there are two large football ovals and several birdie cages for golf practise. Attached to the park is Centenary Park Tennis Club, run by IQ Tennis, which offers lessons for all age groups.
Welcoming to picnickers, Centenary Park has barbecue facilities which always seem quite clean, unlike the old crusty barbecues to be found in some public areas. Nearby under the shade of the rotunda are two picnic benches.
An ideal place to exercise, there are many fitness stations placed around the walking track. In the evening, joggers can be spotted pausing their laps every so often to complete a fitness circuit. Each station has an instruction board, so you don't have to figure out the purpose of each confusing looking apparatus on your own. The first in the series is pictured below.
Centenary Park is also conducive to dog walkers, with the west oval being an on-leash area and the east oval, which is safely far away from the playground and picnic tables, being off-leash.