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Moonee Valley City Council

Sports, Parks, Playgrounds & Pools

Hiring sports grounds

If you are interested in using any of the sports grounds in Moonee Valley, please make a booking by completing and returning the application form (pdf, 100KB) to us at least seven days before you need the site.

Contact us on 9243 8888 or email recreation@mvcc.vic.gov.au for more information.

Hiring costs:

  • Half day - $39
    Full day - $76
    Moonee Valley schools do not need to pay hire charges

Booking the athletics centre

Bookings are required for all events and they should be made at least four weeks before the desired event date.

For bookings contact our Sport and Recreation team on 9243 8888.

All applications must comply with the booking policies. View the conditions of use (pdf, 148KB)

Please see the calendar for October - November 2019 bookings (pdf, 45.3KB).

Access to the Athletics Centre is restricted during these booked times.

Hiring costs:

Carnivals

Moonee Valley school sports day $470
Non-Moonee Valley school sports day $556
Association carnivals $715

Training*

Moonee Valley schools $64 per hour
Non-Moonee Valley schools $79 per hour
Casual training/professional coaching $98 per hour

*During peak times, training sessions between 10am-3pm must be booked for a minimum of four hours. Bookings of less than four hours will be charged on a four hourly rate.

Peak times 2018:

  • 1 March - 30 March
  • 17 April - 31 May
  • 23 July - 14 September

Using public barbecues

Our parks and reserves offer a range of great facilities, including free barbeques!  No bookings are required but you’l;l need to BYO cooking utensils and cleaning products, and make sure the barbeque is cleaned after use.

Our plan for playgrounds

We have developed a Playspace Plan to guide the upgrade, replacement and installation of public playspaces.

To report broken or vandalised play equipment, make a request for service online or contact us on 9243 888.

Joining a community garden

There are currently eight community gardens in Moonee Valley. The gardens are spread across the council area on reserves, at neighbourhood houses and on public housing estates.

If you are a public housing tenant in Moonee Valley you can join one of Cultivating Community's Gardens which are located at inner city public housing estates. Visit the Cultivating Community website to find out more.

Community gardens give you the chance to:

  • connect with others outdoors
  • grow your own food
  • learn and share gardening skills
  • improve spaces.

We recommend making the most of existing growing spaces before establishing a new garden.

You could contact existing community gardens or local schools to see if there is gardening space you can get involved in, or join Council’s My Smart Garden Program that offers regular gardening workshops across Moonee Valley.

Start your own community garden

If you still want to start a new garden, you need to:

  • find other people who are keen and committed
  • identify and assess potential sites (see site criteria below). Discuss the proposed site with us (9243 8888 or parkimprovements@mvcc.vic.gov.au) for advice on suitability.
  • once suitability is established, submit a proposal to us, including a garden plan, proposed scale, design, funding, management and the results of your community consultation.

We will assess the proposal, and if supported, assist with formal community consultation. If the consultation is positive, the proposal would go to a Council meeting for approval.

If approved, we will develop an agreement for the use of land. Your group would need to be incorporated and set out roles, responsibilities and processes for managing the space.

Once an agreement is in place, your group can build the garden.

Our open spaces and leisure places

Venue

Suburb

Features

Aberfeldie Park  Aberfeldie Sporting grounds

(two ovals)

Playgrounds on Bruce Street and Park Crescent

Ascot Vale Leisure Centre
Corner Epsom and Langs Roads, Ascot Vale9375 3411
https://www.ascotvalelc.com.au/
Ascot Vale Leisure centre

·         25m lap and children's aquatic play space

·         warm water exercise pool

·         learn to swim pool

·         two saunas, steam room and spa

·         health club

·         RPM room with 50 Keiser cycle bikes

·         group fitness hall

·         kidspace creche

·         family and accessible change rooms

·         change village for larger groups

·         cardio room

·         program room

·         group fitness hall

·         café

·         In Stride Health and Wellness suites

Ascot Vale Community Growing Space Ascot Vale We planted three garden beds in Walter Reserve, Ascot Vale for the community to use to grow fresh food and spend time gardening together. They are managed by the local community and they encourage others to join in. Please email avcommunitygarden@gmail.com to get involved.
AJ Davis Reserve Airport West Sporting grounds

Public barbecues

Playground on Roberts Road

Alf Pearce Reserve Strathmore Public barbecues

Playground on First Avenue

Albert Wallis Reserve Flemington Playground on the corner of Middle and West Street
Arcade Way Reserve Keilor East Playground on Arcade Way
Argyle Street Reserve Moonee Ponds Playground on Argyle Street
Arthur Calwell Park

 

Travancore Public barbecues

Playground on Cashmere Street

Ashkanasy Reserve Keilor East Playground on Rachelle Road
Avondale Heights Community Garden Avondale Heights The Avondale Heights Community Garden was established in 2010 by local gardening enthusiasts. There are 20 plots which organisers are hoping will eventually grow to 70. Visit the Avondale Heights Community Garden website for more information.

Located at River Reserve, off River Drive and The Crossway South, Avondale Heights.

 

Avondale Heights Reserve Avondale Heights Playground on Doyle Street
Benaud Close Reserve Keilor East Playground on Benaud Crescent
Boeing Reserve  Strathmore Heights Sporting grounds

(five ovals including baseball diamond)

Public barbecues

Skate Ramp

Community garden

Playground on Boeing Road

Border Drive Reserve

 

Keilor East Public barbecues

Playground on Border Drive

Bourke Street Reserve Essendon North Playground on Bourke Street
Bowes Avenue Reserve Airport West Playground on Bowes Avenue
Bradshaw Street Reserve Essendon Playground on Forrester Street
Buckley Park (two ovals) Essendon Sporting grounds

Playground on Cooper Street

Canning Street Reserve  Avondale Heights Sporting grounds

Public barbecues

Playground on Canning Street

Canterbury Street Reserve Flemington Playground on Canterbury Street
Carlyle Reserve Essendon Playground on Carlyle Street
CE Saunders Reserve Keilor East Playground on Brees Road
Clarinda Park Essendon Playground on Clarinda Street
Cliff Allison Reserve

 

Essendon Public barbecues

Playground on Sturt Street

Clifton Park  Aberfeldie Sporting grounds

Playground on Batman Street

Clifton Park West  Aberfeldie Playground on Afton Street
Coleman Mews Essendon Playground on Wheeler Place
Coronet Park Flemington Public barbecues

Playground on Coronet Street

Cross Keys Reserve Essendon Sporting grounds
Debneys Park Flemington Sporting grounds

Public barbecues

Playgrounds on High Street and Mt Alexander Road

Derby Reserve Moonee Ponds Playground on Derby Street
Deutscher Street Reserve Avondale Heights Playground on Deutscher Street
Doyle Reserve (Avondale Heights Reserve) Avondale Heights Sporting grounds
East Keilor Leisure Centre Keilor East The East Keilor Leisure Centre will be closed until early 2021 for major redevelopment. Find out about more on the project page.
East Keilor Synthetic Soccer Pitch Keilor East Located on Quinn Grove Reserve is a full size soccer pitch perfect for individual and group training sessions, school sports events and even personal trainers.

There are temporary toilets and change rooms available to users on request. Lights are also available for evening bookings, please specify your requirements on your booking form.

 

Permanent goals are available for use - goal padding not provided. Hirers are responsible for putting up and taking down nets as required.

For more information please contact us on 03 9243 8888 or email recreation@mvcc.vic.gov.au.

East Keilor Sustainability Street Keilor East Established in 2004, East Keilor Sustainability Street has 48 regular garden plots, a children's garden and beds designed for accessibility. Over 75 per cent of the gardeners live within one kilometre of the garden. For more information visit the East Keilor Sustainability Street Facebook page.

It is located at 10a Tuppal Place, Keilor East.

 

Essendon Community Garden Ascot Vale Located near the Moonee Ponds Creek at 56 Brisbane Street, Ascot Vale, Essendon Community Garden is the second oldest community garden in Victoria and was established in 1978 by dedicated gardeners in the area. Essendon Community Garden holds a working bee on the first Sunday of each month and there is lots of work to be done! Visit the Essendon Community Garden website.

 

Essendon Traffic School Essendon Public barbecues
Fairbairn Park  Ascot Vale Sporting grounds

(eight ovals)

Public barbecues

Playground on Woods Street

Fanny Street Reserve Moonee Ponds Public barbecues

BMX Dirt Track

Playground on Fanny Street

Farnham Street Park Flemington Public barbecues

Playground on Farnham Street

Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre Community Garden Flemington Originally for use by students as part of a gardening/cooking program, now used for community education programs and individual plot use. This garden is for those who don't have access to a growing space or are on a concession. To find out more visit the Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre Community Garden website. It is located at 28 Farnham Street, Flemington.

 

Fenton Street Reserve Travancore Playground at Fenton Street
FJ Davis Reserve Keilor East Playground at Centreway
Five Mile Creek Reserve Essendon Public barbecues

Playground on Government Road

Glenscott Reserve Strathmore Heights Playground on Glenscott Street
Hansen and Etzel Reserve Airport West Sporting grounds

Playgrounds on Etzel Street

Harrington Reserve Airport West Playground on Harrington Road
Hasset Crescent Reserve Keilor East Playground on Hasset Crescent
Heatherlea Crescent Reserve Keilor East Playground on Heatherlea Crescent
H W Cousins Reserve Ascot Vale Playground on Charles Street
JA Moushall Reserve Niddrie Playground on   Hoffmans Road
JH Allan Reserve Keilor East Sporting grounds

Public barbecues

Playground on Park Drive

Judith Street Reserve Keilor East Playground on Judith Street
Kerferd Street Reserve Essendon North Playground on Kerferd Street
Kelvin Close Reserve Niddrie Playground on Kelvin Close
KT Smith Reserve Strathmore Playground on Mascoma Street

 

 

Our sporting grounds

Lebanon Reserve  Strathmore Sporting grounds

Playground on Mascoma Street

L T Thompson Reserve

 

Essendon Public barbecues

Playground on Keilor Road

LA Moon Reserve Essendon West Playground on Smiley Crescent
Landau Place Reserve Avondale Heights Playground on Landau Place
Lincoln Park

 

Essendon Public barbecues

Playground on Richardson Street

Maribyrnong Park Moonee Ponds Sporting grounds

(two ovals)

Playground on The Boulevard

Max Johnston Reserve  Strathmore Playground on Loeman Street
McNamara Reserve Airport West Playground on Clydesdale/McNamara Avenue
Melissa Reserve Strathmore Playground on Melissa Street
Montgomery Park

 

Essendon Public barbecues

Playground on Hilda Street and Tennyson Street

Monte Carlo Reserve

 

Avondale Heights Public barbecues

Playground on Monte Carlo Drive

Moonee Valley Athletics Centre Moonee Ponds Sporting grounds

Olympic standard eight-lane track with international markings. The track is available for hire all year round.

Other sports facilities include:

·         Javelin, shot-put and discus rings

·         High jump

·         Long jump

·         Steeple chase

·         Hurdles

·         Hammer cage

Other facilities available include:

·         Large undercover spectator area

 

Monyangul Drive Reserve Keilor East ·         Playground on Moyangul Drive

·         Pavilion with a canteen, first aid room and wheelchair access

·         Public address system

·         Night lighting

 

Bookings are required for all events and they should be made at least four weeks before the desired event date.

 

For bookings contact our Sport and Recreation team on 9243 8888.

 

All applications must comply with the booking policies. Conditions of use (pdf, 148KB)

 

Costs

The following prices are valid until 30 June 2019. All prices listed include GST.

 

School carnival and training costs also include some equipment hire.

 

Carnivals

Moonee Valley school sports day              $470

Non-Moonee Valley school sports day    $556

Association carnivals       $715


Training*

Moonee Valley schools  $64 per hour

Non-Moonee Valley schools        $79 per hour

Casual training/professional coaching     $98 per hour

*During peak times, training sessions between 10am-3pm must be booked for a minimum of four hours. Bookings of less than four hours will be charged on a four hourly rate.

 

Napier Park  Strathmore Playground on Noble Street
Neil Heinz Reserve Essendon West Playground on Emerald Street
Newmarket Playground Flemington Playground on Racecourse Road
Norma Court Reserve Avondale Heights Playground on Norma Court
Ormond Park Moonee Ponds Sporting grounds

(two ovals: one soccer, one football)

Playground on Pattison Street

Overland Reserve Keilor East Sporting grounds

(two ovals)

Playground on Parkside Avenue

PA Kirchner Reserve Niddrie Playground on Newman Crescent
Pamela Avenue Reserve Keilor East Playground on Pamela Avenue
Pennington Street Reserve Keilor East Playground on Pennington Street
Peregrine Reserve Keilor East Public barbecues
Queens Park Moonee Ponds Playgrounds on Mt Alexander Road and Pascoe Vale Road
Queens Park Swimming Pool

Corner Pascoe Vale Road and The Strand, Moonee Ponds

 

https://www.queensparkpool.com.au/

 

9375 3651

 

For enquiries outside of summer, please contact 9377 1555 or dantonello@belgravialeisure.com.au

Moonee Ponds Swimming pool

·         50m outdoor solar heated pool

·         20m junior pool

·         shaded toddlers pool with frog slide for children under 10

·         kiosk

·         change rooms

Rhonda Street Reserve Avondale Heights Playground on Towe Street
Riverside Golf, Tennis and Netball Centre

Newsom Street, Ascot Vale
9243 8888

 

 

Golf, Tennis and Netball Centre

·         17 courts

·         Driving range

·         Golf course

Council is taking bookings for netball and tennis competition, training and coaching. Casual tennis court bookings will be available soon through Book a Court.

For Driving Range enquiries and up to date opening hours, please email riverside@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Golf course

The Golf Course is open 7 days a week, dawn to dusk. For Golf only enquiries contact Riverside Golf: 9938 4545 http://www.rgtc.com.au/

The recently formed Ascot Vale Tennis Club are taking enquiries for tennis membership, coaching, social play and competition. You can contact them at ascotvaletennis@gmail.com or via their social media pages.

 

The new temporary pavilion at Riverside provides facilities for regular club hirers. This will be in place until the long-term community sports pavilion is complete, in 2022.

For further information please email recreation@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Riverside Park

 

Aberfeldie Public barbecues

Playground on The Boulevard

Riviera Reserve Avondale Heights Playground on   Corner Browning Cres and San Remo Drive
Rollover Reserve Niddrie Public barbecues
Rose Avenue Niddrie Public barbecues
Roseberry Reserve Ascot Vale Playground on Rosberry Street
Rosehill Park Keilor East Public barbecues

Rosehill Park Youth Space

Playground on Rosehill/Rachelle Roads

Rothwell Park Ascot Vale Playground on Rothwell Street
Spring Gully Reserve Keilor East Public barbecues

Playground on Keilor Road

Sterling Drive Reserve Keilor East Playground on Sterling drive
Strathnaver Reserve  Strathmore Sporting grounds
Strathmore Community Garden Strathmore Heights The initial idea for this community garden came from the Boeing Reserve Wellness Group with the aim to encourage more social interaction in the local area and also grow food. The site is next to Boeing Reserve and near the Moonee Ponds Creek and currently has 32 plots. To find out more visit their Strathmore Community Garden Facebook page.
Streldon Avenue Reserve Strathmore Playground on Streldon Avenue

 

Talbot Road Reserve Strathmore Playground on Talbot Road
The Crossway South Reserve Avondale Heights Playground on The Crossway South
Thomas Edmunds Reserve Ascot Vale Playground on Holdsworth Street
Thompson Street Reserve

 

Avondale Heights Public barbecues

Playground on Thompson Street

Thornbury Reserve

 

Ascot Vale Public barbecues
Travancore Park Travancore Playground on Mooltan Street
Turner Reserve Moonee Ponds Playground on Turner Street
Valley Lake Reserve Keilor East Public barbecues
Victory Park

 

Ascot Vale Public barbecues

Playground on the corners of Epsom and Langs Roads

Vin Jervis Reserve Essendon North Playground on Royal Avenue
Walter Street Reserve Ascot Vale Playground on Walter Street
Weather Station Reserve/Park Airport West Public barbecues

Playground on Bowes Avenue

Wingate Avenue Community Garden Ascot Vale Community garden
Wingate Avenue Estate Skate Park Ascot Vale Skate Park
Woodlands Park Essendon Public barbecues
Playground on Winifred Street