Bailey Reserve

Bailey Reserve is one of our largest, most diverse and popular sports and recreation reserves. Home to Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GESAC) as well as Glen Eira's only skate park, it also features a playground, a picnic shelter, BBQ facilities and public toilets.


  • BBQ Facilities

  • Birdie golf cage

  • Dogs – off leash

  • Dogs – on leash

  • Toilets

  • Walking Path

  • Playground

  • Rotunda or picnic shelter

  • Tables

  • Fitness station

  • Cricket nets

  • Skate park


In southern end of the reserve along Gardiners Road, the aquatic themed playground includes:

  • large climbable boat with a blue and green 'sea' under surfacing
  • activity boards
  • spin pole
  • spring rider
  • swing
  • climber
  • megaphone.

Please note: the public toilet facilities at Bailey Reserve are located in the sporting pavilion in the middle of the reserve, approx. 300m from the playground.

Picnic shelter and BBQs

There is a picnic shelter with two tables located beside the playground that is available to book for a variety of gatherings or celebrations. There are BBQ facilities nearby to the picnic shelter to add another element to your picnic.

Book and reserve a picnic shelter or outdoor event

To book or find more information visit our Picnic Shelter and Outdoor Events Booking page

Skate park

The Bailey Reserve Skate Park is open during daylight hours, with facility lighting until 10pm each night.

It includes:

  • open spine bowl
  • raised long split level street section hubbas, rails and ledges

Active recreation and sports

Bailey Reserve provides many opportunities for recreation including:

  • three sportsgrounds (cricket, soccer and softball)
  • cricket nets
  • golf birdie cage
  • outdoor fitness equipment

Did you know? Bailey Reserve is home to East Bentleigh Soccer Club and Glen Eira Moorabbin Softball Association.

Community sporting clubs contact page

Workout at GESAC (located onsite), or in the fresh air at Bailey Reserve, featuring outdoor fitness equipment. The stationary fitness equipment features chin up bars, sit up benches, step up blocks, etc. and is situated close to the playground.

Dog leash information

  • The two sports grounds on the eastern side of Bailey Reserve are off-leash (along Gardeners Road).
  • The western sports ground (beside the skate park) is on-leash.
  • Dogs must be on-leash within 20 metres of barbecues and picnic areas, children’s playgrounds, sports and recreation facilities, both public and sporting events (includes set up and take down), and any Park maintenance activities.
  • Dogs are not permitted within fenced playgrounds and sports and recreation facilities including the cricket nets, golf birdie cage and skate park.

Learn more about dog walking in Glen Eira

Glen Eira Sport and Aquatics Centre

Bailey Reserve is also home to GESAC, one of Melbourne's best sports and aquatics facilities. To learn more, please visit the GESAC website.