Donald MacDonald Reserve will soon be out of action for up to 12 months to ensure it can continue to be used for local sport and recreational use including dog walking.
Upgrades will help to address drainage issues at the site, replace the centre turf wicket with a synthetic wicket, utilise drought tolerant instant turf and install a new irrigation system.
Below is an example of past drainage problems at the reserve.
These works will require the sportsground to be closed from the end of October 2019.
Following the upgrade the oval will reopen for both sport and informal recreational use in October 2020.
We acknowledge that this is an inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Dog off leash parks nearby
While we are under construction, please consider visiting other dog off leash areas nearby. The oval at Banskia Reserve (just over 1km away) and Ricketts Point dog friendly beach will be available for your four legged friends to run freely throughout the summer period.