Come and celebrate the Oakleigh Recreation Centre reopening

 20 January 2021


Council is excited to welcome the community to see for themselves the newly transformed Oakleigh Recreation Centre at our Open Day on Saturday, 23 January 2021.

This free, COVID Safe Community Open Day will give existing members, and anyone else interested, the opportunity to check out the centre and its fantastic facilities following a major $25M revamp.

The upgraded facilities include a larger gym, five new indoor multi-purpose sports courts, pilates and yoga rooms, a cycle room, a state-level gymnastics facility for the Waverley Gymnastics Centre and new bathroom facilities.

Mayor Brian Little said he’s thrilled that this important community facility is now ready to enjoy and that the community can try out what’s on offer.

“I’m not only excited as a Councillor to have this fantastic facility in Monash but I am also a member of Oakleigh Recreation Centre and have been eagerly awaiting its reopening,” Cr Little said.

“Council is very pleased to be providing this important facility to the local community to meet the growing need for local and regional netball, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics and other sports.”

The project builds on Council’s commitment to a healthy and active Monash. Council has funded the project with contributions from State (through Sports Recreation Victoria) and Federal Governments, and Waverley Gymnastics Centre.

There will be three sessions throughout the day to take a look at the facility and enjoy some free activities:

  • Session 1 - 9am – 12pm
  • Session 2 - 12pm – 3pm
  • Session 3 - 3pm – 6pm

Activities include:

Kids’ corner

  • Face painting
  • Story time

Live music

  • DJ
  • Monash youth performers

Outdoor pool attractions

  • Jumping castle
  • Water inflatables
  • Outdoor rock climbing wall

Health Club

  • Juice and smoothie bikes
  • *Group exercise tasters and classes (bookings are required by phone on 8567 0333, check website for class timetable)
  • Try out the new gym facilities and equipment

Stadium activities

  • Come and try sessions
  • Clinics
  • Games

Waverley Gymnastics Centre

  • Sneak peak of the brand new, world-class gymnastics facility

Informative and interactive stalls

  • Active Monash – membership packages and tours available
  • Lifesaving Victoria
  • Sporting associations who use the stadiums
  • Waverley Gymnastics

*Bookings are required only for group exercise classes. Bookings can be taken 48 hours in advance by calling 8567 0333.

Media Contact: Emily Webb 0466 026 560 or email


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