St James Park sportsground is suitable for Australian Rules Football and cricket.
It uses a turf pitch during cricket season and features a boundary fence.
Park benches and sloped grass offer great viewing areas.
The sportsground perimeter is 390 m.
Sportsground lighting and the turf pitch are not available for casual bookings.
All bookings require a minimum notice of 5 full business days.
For information about what you can and can't bring to outdoor events at our venues, visit our Outdoor event requirements page.
For more information about this park, visit our St James Park page.
- Off-lead dog area
- Seating and tables
Public facilities are free for all sportsground visitors to use. They are not included as part of a booking.
Up to: 120 people
Parking and transport
There is limited parking on Wood Street and Denham Street. The park is 450 m away from Hawthorn train station.
7 days including public holidays.
April to October: 7 am to 6 pm.
November to March: 8 am to 8 pm.
Find out more about fees and bonds on our Fees for open space bookings page.
Visit our Outdoor event requirements page to learn about:
- permitted and non-permitted items and activities
- how much notice you need to give
- permits and documentation you may need.
If you are booking a sportsground for outdoor fitness training, read our Outdoor fitness training guidelines page.
Terms and conditions
Before booking a space, please read our Terms and conditions of hire.
Casual sportsground bookings do not include:
- line marking services
- access to power.
Studs and boots are not allowed on our sportsgrounds for casual bookings.
No golf activities are allowed on any of our sportsgrounds.
We may need to close a sportsground at short notice if harsh weather affects the condition of its surface. For example, if a sportsground becomes flooded, we will close it until it dries.