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When you're ready to play outside - Parks Week 2019

When you think of a park, you simply think of a playground right? Here at Perth Happenings we happen to know some amazing parks that don't have any equipment!

Parks play such a vital role in creating liveable, thriving communities and are not only good for your mental and physical health, but provide massive environmental benefits to our cities - playground or not.

This year, Parks Week will be running from the 9 th -17 th of March and is an opportunity to get off your smartphones and into the sunshine.

I’ve searched high and low for a list of Perth’s hidden gem parks that are definitely worth a visit this Park Week!

Northern Suburbs: Yanchep National Park

Yanchep National Park is perfect for kids, with a koala viewing area and tonnes of Western Grey Kangaroos to spot. The park also has 9 walking trails, caves to explore, birdwatching and even a golf course for dad.

Photo: Parks and Wildlife Service WA

Southern Suburbs: Pioneer Park

If you’re looking for an EPIC playground for the kiddos, your search is over! Pioneer Park in Gosnells is super fun AND safe. Below street level, the park features a long wooden ramp walkway and huge climbing net.

Eastern Suburbs: Claughton Reserve

A fisherman’s dream, Claughton Reserve in Bayswater has super-easy access to the Swan River for fishing, boating and kayaking. An abundance of large open areas and shady trees, it’s perfect for picnics.

Photo: Chris Smith 

Western Suburbs: Green Park Reserve

Green Park Reserve in Mosman Park is a stunning, albeit small reserve that oozes uber-romantic vibes. Overlooking the Swan River, it’s the perfect secret swimming spot for those not so keen on sandy feet and killer waves.
Central CBD: Victoria Gardens

Victoria Gardens in East Perth is home to lush green grass and picnic tables galore. Found peacefully within the Claisebrook Cove area, expect to find stunning trees with heaps of shade and beautiful Aboriginal art works.

Photo: So Perth

Fremantle: Stevens Reserve

One of the only public dog agility parks in Perth, Stevens Reserve is perfect for all the pooch-lovers. Featuring a fenced-off agility course and large expanses of grass, your four-legged friend can run free.

Photo: Matt Davis

Perth Hills: Bells Rapids

Located in Brigadoon, Bells Rapids is the prime viewing area to see competitors in annual Avon Descent White Water Race. Amazing rapids, streams and waterfalls will keep you entertained for hours!

Out of Town: Noble Falls

If the name isn’t a dead giveaway, Noble Falls is the home to a gorgeous running stream perfect for that #instamoment. Electric BBQs and shaded picnic tables aplenty, Noble Falls also features a playground and walking trail.

Photo: The Long Way’s Better Blog   

So now that you know where to head, the only decision is which park to check out! Don't forget to tag #perthhappenings in your park memories so we can check them out too. 


Cassie Hunter

I’m Cassie, an almost-23-year-old dog mum to one super-naughty jack Russell pup and a Perth girl through and through. One of my favourite places on earth is the beach, having never lived more than a 5-minute drive away!

I have a degree in event management, public relations and tourism and hospitality from Curtin University. My average week consists of planning killer events ranging from charity balls to product launches at the fabulous Known Associates Events. When I’ve got some downtime on my hands you’ll find me lazing around binging the hottest new thang on Netflix or totally engrossed in whatever paperback thriller I can get my hands on.

I absolutely live and breathe events and love getting the latest scoop on what’s happening on Perth. As an event manager myself, I can tell you there’s always something exciting going on in our city!