Glen Alvie itself has some internal reserves; look at the odd arrangement around Sherwood Road and there is also a more conventional IR in Winbourne Road to its north-west. It is the local progress association which is promoting discussion re: major open space in the area and pressing council to find a large recreation area. Mayfield Park fits the bill. No particular explanation of why it should then be an internal reserve-styled space, though Glen Alvie is setting a style there.
Dandenong Journal 19 May 1948 p. 8