Windy Hill

Essendon Recreation Reserve, more popularly known as Windy Hill, has a long history as an iconic sport and recreation venue in Moonee Valley.

Windy Hill has supported thousands of players and spectators of AFL, cricket, croquet and lawn bowls over 138 years.

With the Essendon Football Club moving its training base to the Tullamarine, along with ageing facilities, local demand for recreation facilities and population growth, we need to start thinking about how the space will look in the future.

Imagine Windy Hill

We want to optimise the use of the precinct by the community and encourage greater participation in recreation.

In order to start thinking about how Windy Hill will look in the future, we are consulting with the community and asking for ideas.

How can Windy Hill better service the community as a key piece of open space?


How can the Windy Hill story be celebrated while evolving as an iconic venue for generations to come?

Have your say, share your ideas and stories on our Your say page.

Movie night at Windy Hill

Grab a picnic rug and head down to Windy Hill for a free screening of Brave!

There’ll be food available to buy, including food trucks thanks to Essendon Football Club and a sausage sizzle run by Essendon Cricket Club. You can also grab a meal at Essendon Bowls Club.

Try your hand at barefoot bowls and croquet. Get your photo taken with Essendon Football Club mascot Skeeta. There’ll also be plenty of other activities for the young and young at heart.

Have a walk around Windy Hill and tell us how it should look in the future. See your ideas come to life with our roving artist.

When: Friday, 22 March, activities from 5.30pm, screening at 7.30pm

Where: Essendon Recreation Reserve (Windy Hill), entry via Napier Street

Please note the movie night may not go ahead in the event of adverse weather. Keep posted on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

You can BYO food and drinks, but please note this is an alcohol free event. Please also leave your pooches at home. Chairs are permitted as long as you sit at the back.

For more information contact 9243 8819.

And don’t forget to tell us your ideas for how you imagine Windy Hill should look in the future on our Your say page.

Last updated: Sunday, 5 May 2019, 11:51 PM