Did you know that Bayside has about 60 parks and reserves? With so many options there really is no excuse to get outdoors, get active and enjoy nature in the local area.
Whether you’re looking to spend more time outdoors, get involved in sporting activities or enjoy a picnic with the family on the weekend, there are plenty of options in Brighton including parks, gardens and reserves.
Located at the corner of William St and Tucker Ave in Brighton is William St Reserve. The park includes a large open oval with goal posts and practice nets, making it an ideal space for sporting activities. It also has a small playground area for children.
Southwest of William St Reserve is Billilla Park, located at 26 Halifax St, Brighton. The area is bordered by a white picket fence and is home to the historic Billilla Mansion House. The park is one of Brighton’s prettiest outdoor attractions with manicured lawns, a rose garden and large fountain. It is renowned for hosting wedding ceremonies and private functions.
Located at the corner of North Rd and Cochrane St in Brighton is Kamesburgh Gardens. The grounds house a distinguished Victorian mansion, Kamesburgh, which is noteworthy for its Italian-style architecture and grandeur. The intricately-designed formal garden has become a popular choice for wedding ceremonies and special events. The buildings and the Gatehouse are private property, and the Anzac Hostel, positioned behind Anzac House, is a private residence. To find out more about access and leasing of the venue, phone council on (03) 9599 4444.
Whyte St Reserve and Playground, located on Whyte St in Brighton, offers a small open oval area ideal for kicking balls and running around. The playground has a fairly basic structure but includes slides, swings, a climber, chain ladder, and flying fox. The area also has a seat with shade from nearby trees, a drinking fountain and toilets.
Wilson Recreation Reserve and Playground, located at Middle Crescent, Brighton, has a decent open oval area ideal for ball sports and running. The playground offers a castle type structure with a slide, tunnel, steps, clock, abacus and ladders. There are also swings, a see-saw, horse springer and boat rocker.
Just a short distance from Brighton’s major activity centre is Dendy Park. Located at the corner of Dendy St and Nepean Highway, the park is one of the biggest green spaces in the area. The precinct is home to Dendy Park Tennis Club and has become a popular spot for running and walking. It also houses goal posts, practice nets and a tennis/handball practice wall for those looking to boost their exercise regimen. There are two playgrounds at the park including a large sandpit area with shade covers. The sandpit playground has a cubby, climbing areas, a big boat, and swings. The area also has barbecue facilities and a drinking tap, making it an ideal spot for families to enjoy on weekends and for social occasions.
Brighton reserves and parks
- Brighton Beach Oval, corner South and Beach roads, Brighton
- Elsternwick Park, Bent Ave, Brighton
- Ferguson St Reserve, Ferguson St, Brighton
- Hanby St Reserve and Playground, Hanby St, Brighton
- Kamesburgh Gardens, corner North Rd and Cochrane St, Brighton
- North Rd Reserve and Playground, North Rd, Brighton
- Robert C. Grieve Reserve, Burrows St, Brighton
- William St Reserve, corner William St and Tucker Ave, Brighton
- Wilson Recreation Reserve and Playground, Middle Crescent, Brighton
- Whyte St Reserve and Playground, Whyte St, Brighton
- Dendy Park, corner Dendy St and Nepean Highway, Brighton East
Dog off-leash areas in Brighton
- Brighton Beach sand and rock foreshore areas, between New St and Were St. (See Bayside Council website for restrictions)
- Dendy Street Beach foreshore areas between Keith Court and Gould St. (See Bayside Council website for restrictions)
- Middle Brighton Beach, Brighton. (See Bayside Council website for restrictions)
- Sandown St Beach, Brighton: foreshore areas, between Sandown St and Bay St
- William Street Reserve, corner William and Halifax streets, Brighton
- Dendy Park (south of the main playground, athletic field and sport club rooms) Cummins St