Forestville War Memorial Playing Fields (Melwood Oval)

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Forestville War Memorial Playing Fields
Facilities: 
AFL field, barbeques, basketball court, cricket field, cricket nets, disabled toilets, large enclosed playground, netball courts, parking, picnic area, picnic tables, public toilets, rugby union field, soccer field, sportsfield lighting, toilets during events

Synthetic Sportsfields

The synthetic sportsfields deliver premier all-weather facilities. We officially opened these fields in August 2015.

This first class regional facility caters for most sports including a combination football/Rugby Union field with permanent line marking for both sports, a dedicated football field, a full size AFL field, senior cricket field, Oz-tag, touch football and many other sports. The facility also provides four new cricket nets and a centre cricket wicket that is covered during the winter season.

Besides being all-weather the benefits of the facility include:

  • no field deterioration during the season
  • up to three times the use of a natural turf field
  • a high quality surface that encourages high-skill use
  • the elimination of fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides entering Middle Harbour catchment.

While the synthetic sportsfield has a small fence to keep balls in and dogs out, there is no security fencing making the facility very accessible for anyone who wishes to kick the ball, go for a run or undertake other recreational activities.

Off-leash dog area

Time restricted off-leash dog area on lower natural grass field (field 3) only - 10pm - 8am weekdays and 10pm -7am weekends. There is also a fenced off-leash dog exercise area, enter from Forestville Avenue. 

Dogs are not allowed on synthetic surfaces or field 6 (the grass Rugby field)