Dolamore Reserve is located in the southern Melbourne suburb of Mentone.
The first athletics track at the venue was laid in the last weeks of 1956, using the cinder track surface that had been used at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the 1956 Olympic Games.
Ron Clarke set a world record for 10 miles at the venue in 1965, running 47 minutes, 12.8 seconds.
The track was upgraded with an all weather synthetic surface in 2002 and reopened by the Governor of Victoria, John Landy. Clarke was on hand for the unveiling of a sculpture in his honour, called “The Torchbearer.”
The track has normal length straights of around 91 metres in length, which then which extend about 10 metres past the finishing line before the tight curves commence. All field event facilities are within the track’s infield, including a prominent pole vault runway at a 45 degree angle to the home straight. Long jump runways internal to the back straight are not able to be used at the same time as the hammer throw/discus cage for sub-elite performers due to safety issues. The throws cage is centred on the D of the 200m bend.
The venue is named after former Mayor of Mordialloc, Alfred Dolamore.
The track was resurfaced in late 2021, with the original cinder track surface still underneath the modern synthetic track.
The venue also incorporates Polytan’s Smart system, with electromagnets under the surface in lane one (400m splits) and lane seven (100m splits).
The track is fenced, but is accessible to the public at all times via gates in the playground located on Queen Court.
The venue is managed for the City of Kingston by the Mentone Track & Field Centre Committee.