Located on the corner of Dare Street and Field Street South, Dare Reserve
is a small grass reserve with a playground and picnic table.
The playground is set over pine bark, and includes play equipment such as:
Wooden fort with slide, small rope ladder, viewing platform with binoculars, and shop front
Swingset with standard swing and toddler swing
There is also a metal picnic table with seating and a rubbish bin, making it a nice place to sit and eat some takeaway fish and chips or enjoy a picnic lunch while the kids play.
Picnic Table and Rubbish Bin at Dare Reserve, Ocean Grove
The reserve isn't fenced and doesn't have a designated carpark, however, free street parking is available. There also aren't any toilet facilities at the reserve, and the nearest public toilets are located at the Ocean Grove Shopping Car Park
, which is about a 5-minute walk away.
Compared to Ocean Grove's other reserves and playgrounds, it is quite small and hidden away. I imagine it probably doesn't get too busy, given its size and location (which can be a good thing during the busy Summer months and school holidays), however if you're looking for something a bit bigger, with more play equipment, I'd recommend Ocean Grove Park
, which is about a 10 minute walk away. Lookout Reserve Playground is also just 500m away, however the playground there is also quite small.
Dare Reserve, Ocean Grove
Overall, it's a nice place to stop by if you're heading to the beach or town centre.