Kevin Bartlett Reserve

F.R.Smith Drive, Burnley

Kevin Bartlett 2020

Kevin Bartlett Reserve

F.R.Smith Drive, Burnley

Kevin Bartlett Reserve is home to five sporting fields - catering for soccer, cricket and Australian Rules football, plus has multi-purpose nets and pavilions, and is one of Yarra's largest parks.

The reserve also contains a playground, barbeque, picnic facilities and adult exercise equipment, so is a great place for all of the family to enjoy.

Features and facilities

  • Public toilets
  • 4 soccer grounds, 1 Australian rules ground and 2 cricket grounds
  • 3 sports pavilions
  • Playground
  • Sheltered BBQ and picnic area (cannot reserve)
  • Drinking fountains
  • Multi-purpose training facility including crickets nets and netball ring

Designated areas available for hire

Personal Trainers are welcome to use this site if they have obtained a permit.

For more information on booking the sports grounds, please refer to our bookings page.

To book the park for an event, you will require an event permit. To book a space please log into our booking system here. If you are a first time user please register with us

You can view the map of bookable areas (PDF, 69kb).

Event Permit Requirements

You will need a permit if one of these conditions apply: 

  • There will be more than 50 attendee.
  • Your event is catered by an external supplier.
  • You are charging participants a fee to attend.
  • You require amplified sound
  • You require vehicle access to drop off equipment.
  • Your event requires a specific location.
  • You are having a wedding ceremony
  • You plan to erect large structures (small 3x3 marquees are permitted: must be weighted down and secured safely. Spikes or pegs are strictly prohibited.) 
  • A minimum of two weeks’ notice is required for all potential permits. At least two months for large events.
  • The event permit must be carried out by the hirer at all times.
  • Alcohol may be consumed within the park between 9am and 9pm – no permit required. Alcohol may not be sold within the park without an appropriate temporary liquor license.
  • Download and read our conditions of hire.


This park has both dog on-leash and dog off-leash zones. 

  • Dogs are allowed off-leash on un-fenced sporting grounds only when the grounds are not in use for approved sporting events (including training).
  • Dogs must be kept on-leash within 10 metres of sporting grounds when they are in use for approved sporting events (including training).


Kevin Bartlett Reserve is wheelchair accessible.

Location and contacts

Book this space

Apply for major events


For more information please contact the events team

03 9205 5205


Contact us about park maintenance

03 9205 5555