Kent Street Weir
The grassed park on the northern side of the weir is bordered by wetland to the north and the river to the south which ensures the site is popular with both people and birds.
- Attraction Fee:No fees apply
- Sites:Wetlands,Rivers, Lakes & Dams
- Feature:Toilet,Barbecue,Picnic Table,Dogs Allowed - Yes,2WD Access - Yes
- Activity:Bush Walking,Canoeing / Kayaking,Swimming,Fishing
Kent Street Weir is part of the Canning River Regional Park. The section downstream from the Kent Street Weir contains some of the best estuarine vegetation in the Swan Canning Riverpark. Most famously at this point of the Canning River both estuarine and riverine waters are divided by the Kent Street Weir. The tidal influence is blocked by the weir and as a consequence the upstream water is relatively fresh particularly in winter months due to the higher seasonal rainfall. Since the construction of the Kent Street Weir, the alluvial islands have altered, some disappearing, new ones have formed and others joining up with the main channel banks.
The Kent Street Weir is a popular recreation spot and has a pedestrian crossing on top of the concrete piles. There are barbecues, sheltered picnic tables, children's playground and a designated canoe launching facility.
This is also the site of the Canning River Eco Education Centre, which is focused on increasing awareness and understanding of the Canning River and the Park through environmental primary and secondary education programmes and activities.
To the west of the park is the Castledare Miniature Railway. There are over 5km of track to ride, two railway stations and the associated signal boxes, turntables and sheds to keep the miniature trains in service located at various points along the track. The track winds its way through Fern Lagoon and back.
This site is managed by the City of Canning.
This information was provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions: dpaw.wa.gov.au
- Address: ,Ferndale,WA,