Packer Park in Carnegie is an amazing park with a playground, cycling track, wetland, outdoor bowling and best of all, it's all free to use.
J. T. Packer Park has a well equipped, colourful all abilities playground, good clean parkland, encompassing a meeting hall, full sized AFL football ground, BBQ facilities, cycling velodrome, together with free play spaces.
Packer Park Hall is located in parkland in Carnegie. This venue has the capacity of 100 people and a meeting room that can be booked for functions and can also be used for commercial purpose.
Packer Park is a hidden Melbourne icon of a park
Great with lots of thought given to the design. It has a frog theme. Vast expanse of colourful ramps joined by walkways, chain bridges and various ladders.
Scattered amongst the structure are climbing mats, fireman's pole, cubbies, tunnels, mirrors, variety of games, tunnel slide, steps, scrambling walls, disks on vertical pole and curved slide. Four springers, plenty of colourful tables and mushroom seats, huge gecko to scramble over, family size see-saw (unless you happen to have quintuplets), swings and a huge rope structure which supports three large metals disks and large wooden snake which makes sounds as you wall along it.
Velodrome | Cycling Track
Originally used as a training ground for cyclists in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics,as well as for athletes heading to the 1960 in Rome, and 1964 games in Tokyo respectively. While Melbourne as a city has changed immensely since Australia's first Olympics Games - and there remain so many other great attractions around the city and suburbs - so too is the opportunity for a young cyclist to ride in the shadows of the giants a treat not to be missed.
Best of all, despite its history the velodrome remains in pristine condition, having been recently repaved.
The velodrome is free for public use although a number of clubs use the track for training, so there will be times when it may be in use.
The all-abilities adventure playground offers huge amounts of fun and activities for the kids, while the pathways that meander through the park enable residents to take in the landscaping beauty.
The wetland is a popular spot to admire the bird life and look for frogs, while the velodrome provides plenty of fun and exercise for cyclists.
The west end of the park features a combination of the two outdoor bowling sports, lawn bowls and bocce. It is surrounded by tree plantings associated with the countries in which each of the bowling forms originate. This theme has a strong link with the site's historic and former use as a bowling club. The area provides a free to use bowling area that does not need to be booked and is freely available to the community.
The western end of the park including the pavilion, sportsground, velodrome, picnic areas and playground are all on-leash. The basketball ring and tennis hit up wall (along Oakleigh Road) are also on-leash. The open space area to the east of the oval is off-leash.
Glen Eira has designated areas (marked with green off-leash signs) in some parks that are off-leash areas.
Dogs must be on-leash at all times outside of your home unless within an off-leash area.
Dogs must also be under effective voice control at all times and kept on a leash that does not exceed 1.5 metres in length when within 20 metres of barbeques and picnic areas, children's playgrounds, sporting events, sportsground preparation and organised public meetings.
Table and seating
All Abilities playground
Dog off leash
Outdoor fitness equipment
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ Cnr Leila Road and Hunter St Carnegie | Map
✆ (03) 9524 3253 | 9524 3333 Recreation Services
❊ Web Links ❊
→ Packer Park
❊ Also See... ❊
→ Velodromes | Melbourne
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