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Redleap Recreation Reserve

Redleap Recreation Reserve in Mill Park is an 8.3 hectare site that contains a football/cricket oval, sports pavilion, two playgrounds, basketball stadium, lake, walking tracks, car parking and public toilets. The City of Whittlesea has developed a Master Plan for the reserve to guide long and short-term improvements.

What's happening?

As per the recommendation in the Master Plan, the southern play space will be upgraded in 2022 to cater for broader age groups.

The new play space will include:

  • updated play equipment with a focus on nature play
  • a flying fox
  • a basketball half court
  • an upgraded shelter with a barbecue and picnic settings
  • an accessible carousel
  • drinking fountains.

The existing public toilet will be retained.

To view the Master Plan and play space design for Redleap Recreation Reserve, please refer to the Key documents section below.


Construction on the play space is currently underway and is expected to be complete in early-mid 2023.

Recent improvements

Following the development of the Redleap Recreation Reserve Master Plan in 2019, the dog off leash area was constructed and the practice cricket nets were upgraded.

Key documents


The upgrade of Redleap Recreation Reserve is supported by a $545,000 contribution from the Victorian Government's Growing Suburbs Fund. 

Peter Hopper Lake


Peter Hopper Lake is set to get an upgrade.

The upgrade will help restore the water quality and ensure the lake can remain a place for the community and wildlife to enjoy for years to come. 

Find out more by reading our FAQs.