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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.


Due to contractor availability, construction on the play space is expected to start mid-2022. Construction of the play space is expected to be complete in November 2022.

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 at Redleap Recreation Reserve, Mill Park has been temporarily closed due to the poor water quality of the lake.

Council is working on restoring the water quality at the lake to ensure it is at an acceptable level. We are also undertaking regular monitoring at the site and where necessary removing or relocating any aquatic wildlife.

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