Hire a Park or Reserve

The City’s parks and reserves can be hired for social or corporate events and functions including weddings, charity walks and fun runs. With more than 50 sites around the City, there is a space to suit all occasions from small get-togethers to large-scale functions.

A number of  parks and reserves are available for Personal Trainers to run individual or group classes. A Personal Trainer Reserve Booking Form and Trading Licence Application Form must be completed prior to any approvals being given by the City. The Personal Trainer Booking Guidelines must also be adhered to during the running of any classes.

Passive Reserves for hire

To hire one of the City's parks and reserves for a social or corporate function, or sporting event or activities you must:

  • Complete and have the City approve an Reserve Booking Permit Application Form at least four weeks prior to the event date
  • Pay any fees and bonds prescribed in writing by the City
  • For large functions, applications are required 6 weeks prior to the event date

Sir James Mitchell Park

Sir James Mitchell Park, located on the South Perth Foreshore has breathtaking views of the Perth CBD across the Swan River and is a great spot for stunning photographs. With 15 function sites to choose from, there are endless possibilities for your event.  

For all bookings at Sir James Mitchell Park, please refer to the Sir James Mitchell Park Site Map before submitting your application.

Major events

For major events, which may have over 500 people, applications are required to be submitted 12 weeks prior to the event date on the Special Events Booking Application Form

Active Reserves for hire

  • These sporting reserves are booked seasonally in two seasons. During winter from April to September; and during summer from October to March
  • Pavilions on Active Reserves are leased by sporting clubs or managed for hire by the City
  • For all enquiries and booking requests, please contact the Club Development Officer on 9474 0777 or email enquiries@southperth.wa.gov.au
Reserve Name SuburbStreet Address Amenities
Andrew Thompson ReserveWaterfordFairview Gdns
Bodkin ParkWaterfordKilkenny Cl and Fairview GdnsPlayground
Bradshaw Conochie ReserveManningBradshaw Cr and Conochie CrPlayground (age group 5–12), shade
Canavan ReserveComoHenley St and Canavan Cr
Cydesdale ParkSouth PerthMill Pt Rd and Witcombe PlPlayground (age group 5–12), Bbq
Coolidge ReserveComoHenley St and Coolidge StPlayground (age group 5–12)
David Vincent ParkKensingtonPennington St and Vista StPlayground (age group 5–12), shade, Bbq (Collins St Clinic – Kensington Kindy)
Doneraile Court ReserveWaterfordDoneraile CourtPlayground, shade
George Burnett ParklandKarawaraManning Rd, Goss Ave and Gillon StTwo Playgrounds (age group 5-12), shade, Bbq, skate park, bicycle track
Hensman ParkSouth PerthHensman St and Coode StPlayground (age group 5–12), shade (Hensman Kindy)
Neil McDougall ParkManningLey St, Henley and Davilak StTwo playgrounds (age group 5–12), Bbq, walking track
McGrath ReserveKensingtonSeventh Ave and Anketell StPlayground (age group 5–12), shade
Moresby ReserveKensingtonDouglas Ave and South TcePlayground (age group 3–8)
Mill Point CloseSouth PerthMill Point Close
Olives ReserveComoMelville Pde and Cale StPlayground (age group 5–12), shade, Bbq
Ryrie ReserveComoRyrie Ave, Thelma and Murray StPlayground (age group 5–12), Bbq
Sandon ParkSalter PointSalter Point Pde
South Perth EsplanadeSouth PerthSouth Perth EsplanadePlayground (age group 3–8), shade, bicycle track, walking track

Related fees

Passive Reserves

Passive Reserves - Related Fees

Contact us

For enquiries about hiring all City parks and reserves, please contact the City's Bookings Office.