Sir Zelman Cowen Park

Dog and kids on oval

Enjoy soccer, baseball, cricket, football, and athletics at this popular dog-friendly sports ground bordering Gardiners Creek. You'll also find an adventure playground, BBQ area and picnic seating. 

Sports grounds

Peter Birrell Reserve (soccer)

Sports

Soccer.

Facilities

Soccer field and public toilets.

Pavilion

Pollack Pavilion.

Size

0.61 hectare.

Clubs

Malvern City Soccer Club.

Wadsworth Baseball Diamond (baseball)

Sports

Baseball.

Facilities

Floodlights, coaches box, batting cage, and public toilets.

Pavilion

Pollack Pavilion.

Size

1.18 hectare.

Clubs

Malvern Baseball Club, Glen Iris Baseball Club.

Mcalpine Reserve (soccer)

Sports

Soccer.

Facilities

Soccer field, floodlights and public toilets

Pavilion

Pollack Pavilion.

Size

1.57 hectare

Clubs

Malvern City Soccer Club

Righetti Oval (cricket, football and athletics)

Sports

Cricket, football and athletics.

Facilities

1 turf cricket wicket, 2 synthetic practice wickets, BBQ, 1 long jump pit, 1 discus cage and floodlights.

Pavilion

Muir Pavilion.

Size

1.57 hectare.

Clubs

Prahran Cricket Club, Glen Iris Junior Football Club, Camberwell Malvern Little Athletics Club, Malvern Harriers.

Peter Ferrie Oval (closed)

Currently closed to the public by the Level Cross Removal Project.

Apply for casual hire on our sports ground and facilities page

History

Originally called Kooyong Park, the land was acquired by Malvern Council between 1926 and 1934, cricket pitches were laid and new trees planted.

In 2013 the park was renamed in honour of Sir Zelman Cowen AK, GCMG, GCVO, PC, QC (1919-2011), former Governor General of Australia (1977-1982), Scotch Grammar Old Boy and frequent user of the park.

For more information, contact our Stonnington History Centre.

Public transport

The nearest public transport services are:

  • Kooyong train station on the Glen Waverley line
  • Tram route 16 along Glenferrie Road

Use Public Transport Victoria's Journey planner.

Location

Talbot Crescent, Malvern 3144  View Map

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