Lethbridge Recreation Reserve

Lethbridge Recreation Reserve


Evening everyone,
I have been talking to the wonderful
Damien Harwood , Shannon Walsh & Sarah Hickey

They have given me the okay to be able to use the recreational hall at the Lethbridge Cricket Club this weekend to help locals out who are struggling with their covid passport certificate (or whatever you wish to call it). I do have work commitments tomorrow and won't be leaving work until 2pm in Bannockburn. I aim to get to the recreational reserve at 3pm (I have to pick my daughter up from my mum's) but will keep everyone updated as we know QR codes & checking in are a huge thing now so let's all make sure we do the right thing. The recreation hall has a 30people max so we need to make sure we do not overcrowd I will be there as long as I need to be keen in mind I do have a little 10month baby who may need me! I also need your help to spread the word - espically those who don't have social media, believe it or not there are a few who choose not to have social media and that's totally fine! We need to make sure they are looked after too. 💕

Make sure you have:
- Medicare card,
- driver's licence,
- pen & paper (just incase),
- your phone,
- also an email address & your password (we may need to sign you up for myGov etc)
And anything else you may think to be useful!

Helping me will be:
Lucinda Bubb , Abi Grigsby Sharon Boyd at the moment but I am looking for locals who can also help out those who are struggling! Its time to come together and show how beautiful this little town is keep in mind we aren't professionals we don't work for Medicare and may not know exactly what we are doing but we can try 🥰

*Follow this post for updates for tomorrow, I'll try my hardest to update as much as I can!*
The next lake working bee is Sunday 23 May if you would like to volunteer. A link will be posted on the Lethbridge Recreation Reserve page in a couple of weeks to sign up 👍
The next lake working bee is Sunday 23 May if you’d like to volunteer. A link will be posted on the Lethbridge Recreation Reserve page in a couple to weeks to sign up 👍
The next lake working bee is Sunday 23 May if you’d like to volunteer. A link will be posted on the Lethbridge Recreation Reserve page in a couple to weeks to sign up 👍

The Committee is responsible for managing and coordinating the community facilities which include both the Recreation Reserve and the Lake. Various Sporting Clubs utilise the Recreation Reserve which can be hired for public functions.

Operating as usual


Is you child looking to play footy this season, Come down on Monday and check out the Lethbridge Rosellas, a great family friendly footy club

Lethbridge Recreation Reserve updated their business hours. 10/01/2022

Lethbridge Recreation Reserve updated their business hours.

Lethbridge Recreation Reserve updated their business hours.

Photos from Lethbridge Recreation Reserve's post 11/09/2021

A little bit of History...….

Today, 110 years ago the Lethbridge Recreation Reserve was proclaimed as such, before this day football and cricket matches were played on private property to the south of this reserve, whilst a tennis court was located on the north of Cubitt Street. When Mr. Joseph Woodman’s lease on the land, where the present reserve is, expired, the land was to be subdivided and sold. Mr. George Addis, Secretary of the Lethbridge Progress Association, called a public meeting in August 1910 to try and secure the land for public recreation purposes as a result of this meeting, Mr. Addis forwarded a written submission together with a petition signed by 50 local residents to the Crown Lands Department.
Following approval, the Shire President, Mr. William Miller called a public meeting on the 10th of July 1911 to appoint a Committee of Management to administer the reserve. Trustees appointed were Mr. Neil McGillivray, Mr. Patrick Joseph Scanlon and Mr. Alfred Michael Petersen. Mr. Petersen headmaster at the Lethbridge School was transferred in 1920 and his place on the committee was filled by the appointment of Mr. James Sanders. A tennis court was added to the reserve in 1920.
In 1925 a Queens carnival was held to raise funds for the erection of a Sports Pavilion. Three girls in their teens agreed to take part as queens. They were Miss Mary Saunders, Miss Laura Noy (Bath) and Miss Gladys Miller (Marchment). Miss Miller later decided to pull out of the competition. The two aspiring Queens worked very hard and between them raised an amount of approximately 700 pounds ($1,400), a large sum in those days. The winning queen was Miss Laura Noy, but only by a very small margin. Miss Noy was suitably crowned at a Ball held to commemorate the occasion.
It had previously been decided by the Committee of Management to dedicate this Pavilion in honour of the men who died in the 1914-18 World War and a Memorial plaque was unveiled at the opening of the building.
The men who paid the supreme sacrifice were Burke, N., Goggin, M.L., Davis, E.C., Johnson, A., Grant, F., McKinnon, A.C.
Memorial Gates built at the entrance to the reserve and dedicated to those who served in the Second World War were opened by the Premier of Victoria, Sir Henry Bolte on the 1st of October 1961. They were named the “Burrows Laird Memorial Gates” in memory of Martin Burrows and Hector Laird, the two men who lost their lives during this war.
A brick septic toilet block was constructed in 1978.
The reserve was further extended in 1981 to enable the construction of three additional tennis courts.
Of the nine Trustees elected in 1983, three are the third generation of their family who served on the Committee. Longest serving members include William Broom, who was secretary for 30 years, George Broom Charlie Laird, Claud MacDonald, Eric McGillivray, Keith Ackland, Ray Kelly, Patrick Scanlon and George Scanlon.
Clubs currently using the Reserve are Cricket, Tennis and Football. A hockey Club also used the reserve before transferring to Teesdale.
Following a meeting of the Recreation Reserve Committee of Management in 1990 when concerns were voiced on the deterioration of the building and its lack of amenities, it was decided to increase the size of the pavilion by approximately 48 square metres to incorporate Toilets with disabled access and Showers, Remove and replace the existing roofing iron, spouting and downpipes, Repair the exterior where necessary followed by complete repainting, Install new kitchen cupboards, sink and a hot water service. Alterations to also include separate player rooms, a scorekeeper’s area as well as storage space. A pergola to cover the front and sides of the pavilion to enhance and give a very attractive appearance to the complex.
Mr. Phyl Wild, Principal of Wild McDonald Drafting Services, Geelong, prepared the plans and specifications. The overall supervision/organising of volunteers and the like has been in the capable hands of Paul Dillon, who has received much assistance from Nick Loizou, Howard Donaldson, Mark Plummer and Ray Kelly as well as many volunteers.

Taken from “The Heritage of Lethbridge”, Eric A McGillivray


It was great to see Senator Sarah Henderson, Michaela Settle MP, Libby Coker MP, CEO GPS Eric Braslis, Mayor Cr Helena Kirby, Cr Owen Sharkey, Cr Ian Getsom, Cr Clayton Whitfield, members from the Lethbridge Recreation Reserve CoM, the Lethbridge Cricket Club, the Lethbridge Junior Football Club and members of the Lethbridge Community attend the official opening of the Lighting and Irrigation project and also the announcement for the Cricket Net Upgrage. What a great night for the Lethbridge Recreation Reserve and the Clubs and community that use the facilities.
Thank you to the Committee of Management, Lethbridge Junior Football Club, The Lethbridge Cricket Club, The Golden Plains Shire, the State Government and the Federal Government for your support in improving our Community Facilities.


Come and help celebrate these improvements to our Community facility.
Free Sausage Sizzle kindly donated by A Cut Above Family Butcher in Corio.
Hamburgers in bread with Coleslaw, Chips & Gravy, Hot Jam Donuts and soft drinks will be available to purchase.

Photos from Lethbridge Recreation Reserve's post 23/05/2021

Today was a glorious sunny day at Lethbridge Lake where the second working bee was held for 2021.

Firstly, thanks to the volunteers who provided assistance with painting and landscaping tasks.

Also, thanks must go to the following local businesses that provided and donated time and materials:

-Batesford Plant Nursery
-Bunnings North Geelong
-DK Earthworx
-Golden Plains Shire
-Wombat Gully Plant Farm

While the weather is still mild, take some time to have a look at these improvements in person and enjoy this wonderful Lethbridge asset.


Today, 10 till 3.

Lethbridge Lake Working Bee.

Painting round gazebo, new garden bed near water tower and planting.

Sausage sizzle @ 12:30

All welcome.


Join the Lethbridge Lake working bee via the link below. 10am - 3pm, Sun 23 May. Sausage sizzle 12.30pm. We’ll be painting and gardening and making a triangular garden bed. If you’re a tradie that can make triangles - WE NEED YOU 🙌😊🤩
Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P6YC876
#Lethbridge #Bannockburn #LethbridgeLake #goldenplains #goldenplainsshire #workingbee #tradies


The Lethbridge Recreation Reserve would like to thank all the people that supported the committee and the facilities by purchasing tickets for the firewood raffle.
We would like to congratulate our winners and we will be in contact with you in next 24 hrs.

1st Prize - Ticket # 117 C. Reynolds
2nd Prize - Ticket # 109 J. Clifton


Raffle drawn tonight 6PM at the Recreation Reserve Pavilion.

Only $5 a ticket or 5 for $20, get your tickets now!

Please support our Community Facilities by purchasing a raffle ticket for a trailer load of Firewood


After 5 years the lights are going up. Thanks to the Golden Plains Shire Council, State Government-Sport & Recreation Victoria and the Federal Government


Below is an example of some of the great work our volunteers did at the last working bee 😍 We’re having another one on Sunday 23 May, so save the date if you’d like to help out. We’ll post a link on this page in a couple of weeks for volunteers to sign up. TIA for making our community better 🙏

#Lethbridge #Bannockburn #goldenplains


Last chance to get tickets

Winter is approaching and tickets are selling fast

You could win 3 metres of wood for $10 or 1.5 metres for only $5

Please support our Community Facilities by purchasing a raffle ticket for a trailer load of Firewood


Work has commenced on the Main Oval for the irrigation project. Council has indicated that the works could take 3-4 weeks and has asked if the Community could please stay off it during this time.

Photos from Lethbridge Recreation Reserve's post 28/03/2021

We had perfect conditions today for our first working bee at Lethbridge Lake.

A small but eager group of volunteers were on site ready to lend a hand and the Committee of Management would like to express their sincere thanks.

We would also like to thank many local businesses that provided and donated time and materials.

-Batesford Plant Nursery
-Bunnings North Geelong
-DK Earthworx
-Golden Plains Shire
-Wombat Gully Plant Farm

In the next month (or so) we will be holding another working bee. This will concentrate on completing the repairs to the round gazebo and painting to match the paintwork performed today. Also, we plan to construct and plant out a third garden bed.

Thank you once again to the volunteers that were able to sacrifice their valuable weekend time.

Batesford Plant Nursery Bunnings Warehouse Australia Golden Plains Shire Council Wombat Gully Plant Farm Geelong


Please support our Community Facilities by purchasing a raffle ticket for a trailer load of Firewood



The weather is going to be quite unfavourable for today's Working Bee at the lake and it has been decided to POSTPONE.

Weather permitting we will proceed with next Sunday's Bee as scheduled, Sunday 28th March 2021.

Thank you to those who registered interest in today's working bee and we look forward to seeing you in dryer conditions next Sunday.


If we are unable to source a Treasurer, very soon the committee will be forced to hire a Treasurer and the costs incurred will be passed onto the facilities user groups.

The Lethbridge Recreation Reserves Committee of Management is still without a Treasurer. This is understandably not an option for running a Committee of Management.

FINAL CALL, if you would like to “have a go” at being Treasurer, NOW IS THE TIME.

Only limited experience is required and guidance along with support would be provided by the current committee.
Please contact Shannon Walsh, Committee President (0425 780 795) if you are at all interested.


Sunday 21 & Sunday 28 MARCH, 10am - 3pm.
Our lake is a wonderful place for our community to enjoy. Please come along and join us in giving the space a bit of TLC.
We will be sanding & painting both shade structures, removing old garden beds, and creating some new ones. Planting will be done at a later stage. Please register your availability, and skills and resources that you are able to share via the link below. TIA!
* All current COVIDSAFE requirements will apply *
#goldenplains #bannockburn #lethbridge

Photos from Lethbridge Recreation Reserve's post 01/02/2021

Over the weekend a lone trail bike rider took themselves on a tour of Lethbridge. The tour covered both Ovals at the recreation Reserve and the new paths installed along the creek and the lake area.
Thankfully only minor damage was caused however the Committee of Management is mindful how dangerous this could have been and what destruction could have been caused.

Please, do not ride trail bikes on the ovals and paths.


Lighting project update....

On Tuesday 2nd February an arborist will be in attendance at Lethbridge Recreation Reserve.

The arborist will be pruning some trees that inhibit the installation of one of the lighting towers. Whilst in attendance they will also remove some trees that have been identified as unsafe by council.

The Lethbridge Recreation Reserves Committee of Management has asked the shire to take the mulch from these trees to the lake area, where it will be used in an upcoming beautification project.

The timber from these trees (even though it may be green) will be collected and later used in a fundraising raffle. Funds from this will be used in a number of projects going forward at both the Lake and Recreation Reserve.

The LRRCoM asks the community to keep a safe distance whilst this work takes place and asks the wood is left so the committee can use this to raise much needed funds.

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Lethbridge Recreation Reserve to Lethbridge Lake



8 Stephenson Street
Lethbridge, VIC

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm

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Lethbridge Cricket Club Lethbridge Cricket Club
8 Stephenson St
Lethbridge, 3332

Lethbridge Cricket Club Established 1879, The Rosellas