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Grant Reserve, Beach Street, Coogee

Grant Reserve, South Coogee
Grant Reserve, South Coogee


  • Playground (nautical theme)
  • BBQs and shelters
  • Amenities building
  • Amphitheatre
  • Rotunda
  • Large grassed areas
  • Ocean views
  • size: 4.72 hectares.


Grant Reserve is located directly to the south of Coogee Beach, beyond the Coogee Surf Life Saving Club. This building has cultural significance as the home of the Coogee Surf Life Saving Club, one of the oldest in Australia.

Grant Reserve comprises a series of interesting recreational spaces separated by banks of mass planting. There are three tiers of native and indigenous planting: Norfolk Island pines for scale and shade, banksias and melaleucas for screening and coastal heath species for accent and mass planting.

Located at the southern end of the reserve is the children's playground. The layout of the play area was designed to resemble an abstracted ship moored to a jetty. This theme was developed using pylons, decks, moorings, climbing ropes and a 7.5 metre high space net representing the ship's mast. The play area is extremely popular with local residents and visitors to the beachside parklands.

The pathway that winds along the cliff top forms a part of the Eastern Beaches Coastal Walk and also provides access to McIvers and Wylies Baths. An amenities block is located close to the entrance to McIvers Baths.

The southern area of the reserve has been developed as a meeting place and village green to be used for unstructured recreation. The rotunda and grassed amphitheatre provide an opportunity for live performances and the large open grassed oval is ideal for kite flying, ball games, picnicking and exercise.

Alcohol is prohibited at Grant Reserve.