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G.R. Bricker Reserve, Moorabbin

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by Lyndsey V (subscribe)
I'm an ecologist and writer based in Melbourne, Australia. Also visit me at www.instagram.com/victoriafloraandfauna
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Walking along a track through the reserve


There's also a playground area, which is often quite busy, with lots of fun equipment to explore. Next to the playground is an undercover BBQ area, with a couple of picnic tables.

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The BBQ area with the playground in the background


Other seats and picnic tables are scattered elsewhere through the reserve there's no shortage of nice places to sit and relax. A toilet block is located near the playground.

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One of the many peaceful spots to sit and chill


On the west side of the reserve, there is a large sports oval and the athletics track. Behind the oval, there's cricket nets and another smaller playground.

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The sports oval on the west side of Rowans Road


The athletics track was upgraded in 2018 with a new surface.

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The athletics track with its new surface


The exercise equipment is near the entrance to the carpark, shaded underneath a group of trees.

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The exercise equipment on the west side of the reserve


The reserve is home to a range of community associations, including the Moorabbin Obedience Dog Club, the Moorabbin Little Athletics Centre, the Omega Cricket Club and Meals on Wheels.


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Why? Walking paths, gardens, playgrounds, sports facilities and a dog off-leash area
When: Any time
Phone: 1300 653 356 (Kingston Council)
Where: 117 Rowans Road, Moorabbin
Cost: Free
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