Ross Reserve is located in Noble Park, a south eastern suburb of Melbourne.
The synthetic track at the venue currently in poor condition and is at the end of its life. It is currently closed for resurfacing.
Prior to closure, the track had been heavily patched in sections, with grass growing between joins.The asphalt subsurface layer is exposed in discrete sections of the track and dangerous levels of bubbling are present on the first bend. The wooden long jump boards are warped and protrude above the track surface.
Ross Reserve is subject to a master plan, with the council proposing that the facility is redeveloped to bring the facility up to a World Athletics Class 2 standard, to allow for all track and field events to be accommodated and regional and state-level athletics events to be hosted.
The track’s infield has previously been used for soccer and has no permanent throwing cages. However, the surface is very uneven and noticeably higher than the track surface.The long jump pits are located in the D of the top bend, running perpendicular to the track’s straights.
The track is managed by the City of Greater Dandenong.