Booran Reserve — an open space for all
Glen Eira’s newest outdoor space, Booran Reserve, was officially opened in April 2017 and boasts 1.6 hectares of open space for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy.
Booran Reserve features picnic areas, open grassed and shaded seating areas, surrounded by a range of native and exotic trees and plantings that will change with the seasons.
Council took over management of the site, formerly known as Glen Huntly Reservoir, in 2008 and we worked hard for almost 10 years to transform this disused reservoir into an outstanding open space.
Major construction contracts were awarded in May 2016 and successful completion of the project was made possible by partnership with the Victorian Government and assistance of $128K from Melbourne Water.
We are proud of many important features in the Reserve including art panels along the retained sections of the reservoir wall, which tell the story of water, the water connection to indigenous peoples and the context of the reservoir development in Melbourne’s water network.
The always-popular ‘play’ spaces provide a range of stimulating experiences and environments for all ages and abilities, including the double dome climbing net, water elements, climbing ropes, a double flying fox and swings.
The entire Reserve is an amazing asset for our community and a huge drawcard to the municipality.