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Published August 14th 2018
A Moorabbin park for all: walks, play, dogs, sport and BBQs
G.R. Bricker Reserve in Moorabbin has something for just about everyone: an off-leash dog area, fun playground equipment, exercise equipment, a well-maintained sports oval, BBQs, picnic tables, landscaped gardens, walking paths through mature shady trees and an athletics track that has recently been upgraded.
The view towards the playground past mature planted trees and landscaped garden areas
Right next to the reserve is the wonderful miniature railway run by the Steam Locomotive Society of Victoria, open to the public on the first Sunday of the month (except January). A visit to the miniature railway and G.R Bricker Reserve is a fun Sunday family outing.
The east side of the reserve, with signage indicating the direction of the miniature railway
The reserve is on both the east and west side of Rowans Road. Parking is available on Rowans Road, with a smaller off-road parking area on the east side, next to a scout hall, and a larger parking area on the west side.
The east side of the reserve is home to the off-leash dog area, which is tucked away in the back south-eastern corner of the reserve. It's bordered on two sides by tall fences and private property, and on the third side by the miniature railway. There's a drinking fountain for dogs (and humans), and a big grassy area to run around in, with plenty of trees around the edge to smell.
The dog-off leash area, with drinking fountain and seat
The remainder of this side of the reserve contains a mix of landscaped areas and an assortment of planted mature trees scattered through the lawn areas, with meandering wide gravel paths. Dogs are allowed in this section but must be on a lead.