It appears to have been well cared for in the past, although there is ample evidence that new plantings of trees and shrubs have occurred. A strange sight was several red-painted taps throughout the reserve, perhaps a remnant from the past when the area was watered.
It would only take you ten minutes to walk the walk, but if you deviate to get among the pines, a half an hour could be pleasantly spent.
Dirlton Reserve is oval-shaped and circled by Dirlton Crescent, but it is not a continuous circuit as it is a no through road in both directions. The main vehicle access road is Hopetoun Road. There are two walkways from Brucedale Court and one from Ennismore Crescent.