Whites Hill Reserve offers easy scrubby bush walks with city glimpses and a good chance of seeing a koala. There's a variety of interlinking signposted trails through this eucalypt forest so, as with many of these walks, you can mix and match your walk according to your whims and fitness. The Whites Hill Circuit starts on the Tallowwood track, beginning amidst the Boundary Road playing fields, then onto the Whites Hill Circuit. This pram and wheelchair-friendly track leads up to the historically interesting summit (in the Edwardian era there used to be a party house with telescopes and entertainment up here). Sankey’s Mountain Summit track is a 2km/ 50min jaunt from the playing fields up along the Tallowwood and Acacia tracks. You can walk east and south around the playing fields on the Bloodwood Track to make a nice loop.
This is a popular on-leash dog walking reserve and there’s a fenced dog park near the reservoir too. There's also a great exploration playground for kids at the sportsground if you need another incentive to get the rugrats out of the house. The Holland Park Hawks Football Club have their home ground here; there’s also a soccer field and touch football field.