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HE Parker Reserve

Facility type:
  • Park
  • Playground
  • Bushland reserve
  • Sportsground

HE Parker Reserve is an extensive sporting precinct with two ovals, a tennis club, bowls club, new sports pavilion and home to Maroondah Nets, a multi-sports complex that enables training and competition for netball, volleyball, badminton and table tennis.

The reserve has a playground, scout hall, public toilets, bushland and walking tracks that run throughout the reserve that link up to the Dandenong Creek Trail and Heathmont Rail Trail

Whilst the reserve is an off-leash area, dogs must be kept on-leash while:

  • on the walking trail/shared path
  • on the outdoor courts
  • within 15 metres of: 
    • playgrounds or children’s play equipment
    • barbecue or picnic facilities
    • organised sporting events or training sessions.

For exercise enthusiasts, both oval boundaries are approximately 430m.

There is extensive parking at the reserve that can be accessed via Heathmont Road. 

Did you know?

H.E Parker Reserve was named after Henry (Harry) Ernest Parker, a prominent local figure in Heathmont during the 1940s and 1950s. H.E Parker was elected to Council in the 1940s and was elected as Mayor from 1940-1941, 1945-1946 and 1950-1951.

In 1958 H.E. Parker was sadly killed in a car accident at age 58. The reserve was named after him as a tribute to his community service in Maroondah.

This reserve is home to:

Things to do:

  • Bushwalking
  • Dog walking
  • Picnics
  • Playground activities
  • Shared pathways (walk/cycle)
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Tennis

Accessible features:

  • Disabled parking
  • Paths
  • Accessible toilet


Get directions

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  • Bushland
  • Dogs off leash
  • Interpretive trail
  • Onsite parking
  • Playground
  • Public toilet
  • Seats/picnic tables
  • Sportsground
  • Water fountain
  • Walking path


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