Tompkins Park, located between Canning Highway and the foreshore in Applecross, offers both active and passive areas for all types of activities.

The active area is consistently used by sporting clubs and associations all year round for activities such as rugby, soccer, cricket and more. 

A function area suitable for wedding ceremonies and large functions is located away from the active sporting grounds towards the eastern end of the reserve.

  • BBQs
  • Dogs
  • Wedding
  • Playground
  • Toilets
  • Sport More info
  • Seating
  • Cafe
  • For Hire


Tompkins Park
642B Canning Highway, Alfred Cove 6154

Park Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Footpaths and Benches
  • Playground
  • Sporting Ovals
  • Bowling Club
  • Hire capacity up to 300
  • Function Centre and Club Rooms for hire (located towards the eastern end of the reserve)*

Named by the City of Melville after the Tompkins Family, from whom the land was purchased. The late Mr. Eric Tompkins was a Secretary/ Engineer of the Melville Roads Board and passed away whilst in office in December 1951. Tompkins Park is a 44 acre reserve set aside for active recreation and named in his honour.

Reserve Hire Information

This reserve is available for wedding ceremonies with a capacity of up to 300 people. Other large functions with a capacity of up to 200 people may also be held at the reserve. An approved Event Application is required to secure an event on City of Melville reserves.

Please note there are some things you can't do or bring to this reserve:  

  • Bouncy castles and marquees are only permitted with required approval 
  • Petting zoos, animal farms and pony rides may be permitted with approval and a permit
  • Pegs/stakes are not permitted to secure structures or bouncy castles. Weights must be used to secure any structures (such as marquees)
  • No confetti is permitted

Other important information to note when making a booking:

  • Bookings are not accepted for Public Holidays and 18th-21st Birthday Parties
  • All bookings will be considered tentative until full payment is made

To check for available dates, please contact the Customer Service Team on 9364 0666 or use the Hire Enquiries form below.

Once you have consulted Customer Service, make a booking online here.

Hire Enquiries