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Redleap Recreation Reserve Draft Master Plan

Redleap Recreation Reserve is one of the most popular reserves in our city. We're putting together a master plan for the reserve, which will guide long and short term improvements.

The master plan will improve access, fencing, play equipment, sporting areas, safety, walking tracks and so much more. Take a look at our recommendations below and get in touch to let us know what you think.

Have your say

  • Phone: 9401 0539 and have a chat with one of our friendly staff from the Parks and Urban Design department.
  • In person:
    Saturday 23 February, outside Mill Park Sports Pavilion, 10am - 1pm
    Thursday 28 February, Redleap playground, 3:30pm - 6:30pm.


We’ve come up with some ideas to improve the facilities within the reserve and create a space that you can enjoy with your friends, family and community. Check out the draft site plan through the link below for an at-a-glance look.

  1. Dog off-leash area. Provide a fully fenced dog off-leash area located at the corner of Redleap Avenue and Moorhead Drive.
  2. Grass area. Retain the open grass area for informal sports and play. Remove shrubs and low vegetation to increase views towards the lake.
  3. Circuit. Create a 500m walking/running circuit around Peter Hopper Lake, including distance markers every 100m.
  4. Cricket nets. Upgrade cricket nets and realign their location to cater for users and improve access to walking paths for pedestrians.
  5. Forecourt areas. Upgrade paving in the forecourt in front of Mill Park Basketball Stadium and in front of the AFL/Cricket Pavilion.
  6. Vegetation. Enhance the landscape character by providing “buffer” planting and improve the landscape treatment around significant trees.
  7. Basketball court. Provide a new half basketball court located close to the upgraded playground.
  8. Paths. Additional paths are proposed to increase connectivity. Existing paths will be upgraded to concrete.
  9. Playground. The southern playground will be improved and expanded by consolidating both playgrounds (north and south) in the reserve.
  10. Fitness. Create a dedicated area for a range of fitness equipment.
  11. Path lighting. Provide lighting to main path network to improve access and safety.
  12. Peter Hopper Lake. Further investigate the health of the lake and provide education opportunities to the community on the lake’s ecology.

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