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Bardon Park

  • (08) 9272 0622

Well kept gardens and ornamental lakes with public facilities.

Details

  • Facilities:BBQ,Kids Play Grounds,Toilets
  • Natural Attractions:Local Parks & Gardens

Description

This large nature based playground is nestled within the beautiful grounds of Bardon Park overlooking the Swan River in Maylands. The playground offers various methods of play including climbing, swinging and sand play. Bardon Park offers something for everyone with wide pathways, perfect for walks or bike rides, picnic and barbeque facilities, bench seating and amazing views of the river. 

Birdwood Square

An oasis of green space close to the CBD and opposite the popular Brisbane Hotel

Details

  • Facilities:Kids Play Grounds
  • Natural Attractions:Local Parks & Gardens

Description

Birdwood Square has facilities like change rooms and a social room, making it perfect for sporting activities. 

The City is passionate about preserving green space for the enjoyment of residents and ratepayers, and our parks and reserves provide vital oases dotted throughout Vincent.

Burns Beach

A family favourite, Burns Beach is a sheltered swimming spot that sits within the wildlife-rich waters of Marmion Marine Park.

Details

  • Natural Attractions:Beaches & Bays

Description

Look out for seabirds, dolphins, sea lions, rays and a huge diversity of other species from the lookout points. Interpretive signs along the way provide insights into the native flora, fauna and history of the area.

Dine ocean-side at the café, or try chasing some fish by throwing in a line from the groyne or northern end of the beach.

Burswood Park

Located just 3km from the City Centre, Burswood Park offers visitors a range of facilities to enjoy passive or active leisure.

Details

  • Natural Attractions:Local Parks & Gardens
  • Activities:Walking
  • Facilities:BBQ,Kids Play Grounds,Picnic Facilities,Walking Trails

Description

The historic of WA is brought to life for those who follow the unique Heritage trail which winds throughout the park and features bronze sculptures of historic figures. Over 40 species of bird life abound within the landscaped parks, gardens and lakes, and free BBQ's, picnic areas and children's playgrounds are available.

Centenary Park

  • (08) 9477 7222

Facilities include BBQ's, playground area and a lake that is visited by numerous birds, including black swans. For walking enthusiasts, there is also a path around the lake.

Details

  • Activities:Walking
  • Facilities:BBQ,Kids Play Grounds
  • Natural Attractions:Local Parks & Gardens

Description

Claughton Park

Jetty access, picnic facilities including free BBQ's.

Details

  • Activities:Walking
  • Facilities:BBQ,Picnic Facilities
  • Natural Attractions:Local Parks & Gardens

Description

CY O'Connor Dog Beach

Great Beach for an off-lead walk!

Details

  • Suited For:Dog Friendly
  • Activities:Walking
  • Facilities:BBQ,Pets Allowed,Picnic Facilities,Toilets,Wheelchair Access
  • Natural Attractions:Beaches & Bays

Description

Take your dog for a walk and swim along the CY O'Connor Beach. The people are friendly and so are the dogs. If you fancy a picnic or bbq afterwards, there's a grassy area with picnic facilities and shade! 

Deep Water Point

Deep Water Point Reserve is a picturesque river edge location consisting of lawned picnic areas under majestic trees, a boat ramp, cafe, play spaces, an iconic jetty and beach access.

Details

  • Facilities:BBQ,Boat Ramp,Cafe / Shops,Kids Play Grounds,Picnic Facilities,Toilets
  • Natural Attractions:National Parks & Reserves

Description

Located along The Esplanade, Mount Pleasant, this reserve is busy with casual users, especially during the summer months.

Ellis Brook Valley Reserve

Great views of Perth and great for a picnic!

Details

  • Natural Attractions:National Parks & Reserves,Swimming Holes,Waterfalls
  • Activities:Walking
  • Facilities:BBQ,Picnic Facilities,Toilets,Walking Trails

Description

<p> This area is a nice place to spend the day with your family. You can have a picnic, walk along the trail, look at the wildlife and enjoy the views! Especially from the top of the waterfall. </p>

Emu Lakes

In one of Perth's newest suburbs exists a special lake side parkland area complete with playground and picnic facilities.

Details

  • Facilities:BBQ,Picnic Facilities
  • Natural Attractions:Rivers & Lakes

Description

A pretty lakeside parkland area on Summerlakes Parade in Ballajura, the City’s western most suburb, complete with playground and other facilities.  Watch birds, ducks and pelicans and enjoy the cultured flower beds as you take a relaxing stroll along the lakeshore.

Floreat Beach

Surfers are drawn to the waves at this scenic, sandy beach with dunes, a playground & BBQ area.

Details

  • Activities:Fishing,Snorkelling
  • Facilities:BBQ,Kids Play Grounds
  • Natural Attractions:Beaches & Bays

Description

Floreat Beach is in Western Australia, located off West Coast Highway, directly next to City Beach. The beach's southern extremity is a groyne and continues north past a drain pipe until Hale Road dog beach. In front of the beach area near the groyne there is a carpark, boardwalk, grassed area, and cycle path.

G.O. Edwards Park

G.O. Edwards Park is the perfect venue for outdoor family, community or corporate functions.

Details

  • Activities:Walking
  • Facilities:BBQ,Kids Play Grounds,Picnic Facilities,Toilets,Walking Trails
  • Natural Attractions:Local Parks & Gardens

Description

This beautiful park features an ornamental lake with water birds and is home to the Heritage Circle public artwork which celebrates the Town's unique Indigenous and settlement history.   There is a large gazebo overlooking the lake which is popular for wedding ceremonies. 

Other facilities include barbecues, toilets, accessible pathways, playground, gardens and plenty of shade for those hot summer days. The park is accessible via the Burswood Road car park which has accessible parking, with another car park located at Hawthorne Place.

See book a park or reserve to submit an application. 

Garvey Park

One of Belmont's most picturesque parks situated on the banks of the beautiful Swan River. Attractions include canoeing, picnics, barbecues and casual riverside strolls, wildlife, horse riding and playground equipment. Kiosk and toilets on-site.

Details

  • Activities:Canoeing,Walking
  • Facilities:BBQ,Kids Play Grounds,Picnic Facilities,Toilets
  • Natural Attractions:Local Parks & Gardens

Description

Grant Street Beach

Popular dog beach and picturesque views!

Details

  • Natural Attractions:Beaches & Bays
  • Suited For:Dog Friendly
  • Activities:Walking
  • Facilities:Cafe / Shops,Pets Allowed,Toilets

Description

Settled between North Cottesloe and Swnabourne, Grant Street Beach is a great place to bring your dog for a walk, play or swim!

Please keep in mind, dogs are meant to be kept on a lead. 

Harold Boas Gardens

This inner city garden makes the perfect wedding location with cascading rocks surrounding a serene lake and waterfall.

Details

  • Natural Attractions:Local Parks & Gardens,Waterfalls

Description

<p> Named after former City of Perth Councillor, Harold Boas, these gardens feature a large grassed area with plenty of shade from the bellowing trees. This spot has become renowned by city workers as a peaceful spot to switch off and relax. Additionally, the gardens have become a popular spot for weddings parties, with its designated areas to host wedding ceremonies.</p>

Heathcote Reserve

Heathcote Reserve is within the Heathcote Cultural Precinct and is a heritage-listed site with a rich history and a variety of current cultural uses.

Details

  • Facilities:Picnic Facilities,Toilets,BBQ,Cafe / Shops,Kids Play Grounds
  • Natural Attractions:National Parks & Reserves

Description

The precinct features a contemporary art gallery, museum, artist studios, workshop spaces and stunning venues for hire, as well as a world class restaurant, and one of the most popular award-winning children’s playgrounds in the metropolitan area.

The waterside area is a beautiful tucked away spot that is host to a number of events, and boats amazing city views.

Hinds Reserve & Boatshed

River and jetty access, playground and public facilities, including BBQ's, make this a lovely picnic spot.

Details

  • Activities:Walking
  • Facilities:BBQ,Kids Play Grounds,Picnic Facilities
  • Natural Attractions:Local Parks & Gardens

Description

Kings Park and Botanic Garden

Kings Park and Botanic Garden is visited by over six million people annually. Entry is free and it is open all day, every day of the year.

Details

  • Facilities:Picnic Facilities,Toilets,Cafe / Shops,Kids Play Grounds
  • Natural Attractions:Local Parks & Gardens

Description

Kings Park and Botanic Garden is visited by over six million people each year. With its remarkable expanses of unique bushland, tranquil parkland and State Botanic Garden, the park is the most popular visitor destination in Western Australia.

The total area of the park is 400.6 hectares and is located adjacent to the Swan River, approximately 1.5 km from the Central Business District of Perth.

There are many things to do for the whole family, exciting events are held throughout the year and a range of services are offered to ensure you enjoy your visit.

Visit www.bgpa.wa.gov.au for more information on how to plan your visit.

Lake Monger

Lake Monger is a habitat for an abundance of local flora and fauna, making it a popular location to observe a wide selection of WA's beautiful birdlife

Details

  • Facilities:Picnic Facilities,Walking Trails,BBQ
  • Natural Attractions:Local Parks & Gardens,Rivers & Lakes

Description

Lake Monger Reserve is a major Perth tourist and local community destination offering a mix of passive recreation areas, shared use paths, nature trails, shaded playgrounds, picnic and barbecue facilities and some sporting facilities for recreation use.

Boardwalks and lookouts are provided around the lake from where you can take in the lake's natural beauty, with a lookout on the north side of the lake enjoying views to the Perth city skyline.

Bordered by Powis Street to the north, Lake Monger Drive to the south, Gregory Street on the west side and the Mitchell Freeway to the east, Lake Monger Reserve is easily accessed with plenty of car parking and a well-connected path network.

Langley Park

Langley Park was created by land reclamation between 1921 and 1935, in response to the need for public open space near the city.

Details

  • Natural Attractions:Local Parks & Gardens

Description

Langley Park is an open space in the central business district of Perth, Western Australia. Running alongside Riverside Drive, it is grassed, rectangular in shape and has dimensions 900 x 100 m (3000 x 300 ft). It was created by reclaiming land from the adjacent Swan River between 1921 and 1935, to provide open space near the city.

As a pioneer of civil aviation in Western Australia, Major Norman Brearley used the park as an airstrip in the 1920s. That tradition continues with "fly-ins", where small aircraft land in the park. In 2003, to celebrate 100 years of powered flight, 10 aircraft representing each decade of the 20th century landed.

Aircraft have also used the park to perform emergency landings. In 1997 a Tiger Moth TMK had an engine failure and put down in the park. While not an official airfield, Langley Park makes Perth a place where fixed-wing aircraft can land in proximity to the central business district.

Langley Park's location makes it a popular place to view the annual Lotterywest Skyworks, which are held over the river. The Telstra Rally Australia World Rally Championship held events at the park for 11 years from 1992 to 2002, and once more in 2005.

During 17-19 November 2006, 2-4 November 2007 and 1-2 November 2008, the final stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Series was held over the Swan River and Perth Water, using Langley Park as the airfield.

Cirque Du Soleil has used the park many times to set up its big top for its shows whenever a big top touring production visits Australia. Shows performed at Langley park: Saltimbanco, Alegria, Quidam, Dralion, Varekai. 

Matilda Bay

Matilda Bay Reserve features grassy parkland framing the waters of the Swan River, Perth City and Kings Park.

Details

  • Facilities:BBQ,Cafe / Shops,Picnic Facilities,Toilets
  • Natural Attractions:Beaches & Bays

Description

The bay accommodates cafes, restaurants, offices, yacht clubs and has a series of universally accessible pedestrian and cycle paths. The reserve offers the ideal place to picnic on shady river banks, as well as sail, row or simply sit and watch the sun sparkling on the waters of the bay.

Matilda Bay Reserve is a thin strip of land covering 20.6 hectares between Hackett Drive and the Swan River. The reserve extends from Mounts Bay Road in the north to the windsurfing ramp in the south and encompasses Pelican Point, an important breeding sanctuary for international migratory birds.

The reserve's area is popular with a variety of visitors including students from The University of Western Australia, walkers, cyclists, swimmers, rowers and picnickers. The free electric barbecues are cleaned daily.

Mettams Pool

Sheltered Mettam's Pool is a good family spot in which you can see a range of marine plant and animal species close to shore.

Details

  • Natural Attractions:Beaches & Bays,Swimming Holes

Description

A reasonably good range of fish species resides within the pool, particularly in the holes and crevices in the southern section. They include red-lip morwong, banded sweep, bullseyes, wrasse, schools of buffalo bream, sea mullet, tarwine and blowfish. Sand whiting and Australian herring can be seen in the open water. 

Mosman-Leighton Beach

A peaceful and uncrowded beach in Perth- Perfect for playing with your dog.

Details

  • Activities:Walking
  • Facilities:Cafe / Shops,Pets Allowed,Toilets
  • Natural Attractions:Beaches & Bays
  • Suited For:Dog Friendly

Description

A long and spacious beach with plenty of room for everyone. A favourite amongst Perth's dog owners and their doggies!

Peachey Park

Peachey Park is a large park containing an adventure bike track with eleven challenges including slalom, bone shaker and wall turns.

Details

  • Natural Attractions:Local Parks & Gardens
  • Facilities:BBQ,Kids Play Grounds

Description

Peachey Park also has half court basketball, combination unit and a large area of turf for recreation. ?
 

Peasholm Dog Beach

A long stretch of crystal blue water!

Details

  • Suited For:Dog Friendly
  • Activities:Walking
  • Facilities:Pets Allowed,Toilets
  • Natural Attractions:Beaches & Bays

Description

Peasholm Dog Beach, otherwise known as Floreat Dog Beach, is the ideal place to take your dog that's nearest to the city. It is the perfect length for a long walk and some quiet space to go for a dip. There are showers, toilets and bins along the beach for poop bags as well. There are also big waves at times when it gets a bit windier. 

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