Swanston Reserve

BMX skateboard area
Bus accessible
Drinking water
Off Lead Areas
Off street parking
Sheltered picnic areas

Swanston Reserve offers a variety of informal recreational opportunities including skateboarding, play equipment and basketball. The Lower Templestowe Pre-school is also located on this site. Swanston Reserve is well used and popular with local residents and skateboarders from all over the municipality. The Reserve has pedestrian access from Swanston St and Alison Ave.

Places and spaces

  • Bulleen Bowl skateboard facility
  • playground
  • basketball half court
  • Lower Templestowe Pre-School
  • off-street parking

Swanston Reserve playground

The centre piece of the playspace is a tall tower with multiple decks, climbing ladders and a long tube slide.

In addition to swings and slides there’s loads of nature play amongst the trees and on the logs and rocks defining the mulched play areas. T

The space is well catered for with an accessible picnic shelter and public toilets just across the way in the old scout hall. 

photo of the seesaw with two slides in the background


Bulleen Bowl

The Bulleen Bowl is famous for its retro feel, that has seen many local skaters hone their skills here for nearly 30-years.

New and improved, 2014 upgrade works at the Bowl included fully enclosing and deepening the bowl and adding other skate elements such as:

  • a wall extension
  • car stopper ledge
  • jersey barrier
  • halfpipe corner. 

Its skate heritage has been preserved and the facility is perfect for all ages including young children learning to ride a skateboard, BMX or scooter.

The 30 metre half-pipe snake run offers a fun, tried and tested facility, so if you haven’t skated the Bulleen Bowl already, check it out soon - it's just a five minute walk from the bus stop.

Bus route

Bus Route 282 stops in Pleasant Road.