Parks & Reserves
With almost a quarter of the City’s land area classified as parks and gardens, it’s no surprise that the City of South Perth is renowned for its leafy green parks and wide open spaces.
The parks and reserves within the City enable the community to enjoy the great outdoors and the recreational and social opportunities they bring.
The City has produced a Play Space Plan 2022. This plan is a guide to help determine the location, facility type/classification and community need for play spaces within the City, including playgrounds, outdoor exercise equipment, skate and bike parks, outdoor sports courts and pop up parks. The Plan will inform the City’s Asset Management Plan, providing guidance on the planning, construction, maintenance and operation of play spaces within the City.
You can find out more about some of the City's more popular parks below.
South Perth Foreshore
South Perth foreshore incorporates Sir James Mitchell Park, South Perth Esplanade Reserve, Mill Point Reserve and Clydesdale Reserve.
The South Perth Foreshore is an iconic tourist destination with views of Perth city across the Swan River. For those looking for something active, there’s plenty of open space to kick a football, play cricket, fly a kite, walk your dog or work up a sweat on the walking or cycle paths. Access to the river is available at Coode Street beaches and boat ramp, Mends Street beach and at Mill Point near the Narrows Bridge. The Scented Gardens at the western end of Sir James Mitchell Park near Mends Street offer a quiet escape to sit and relax, as do the lakes area near Douglas and Hurlingham Avenues. There are picnic tables, barbecues, toilets, cafes, outdoor exercise equipment and four children’s playgrounds on the foreshore.
Neil McDougall Park
Neil McDougall Park, located in Como, is a great place to take the family. The park has its own lake, a large active playground and exercise equipment especially designed to help older adults improve mobility. There is ample shade, seating, barbecues, accessible toilet facilities and a community garden.
George Burnett Park
Located near the George Burnett Leisure Centre, George Burnett Park has a range of recreational and leisure opportunities on offer. The Manning Skate Park is popular with children and young adults and there are plenty of wide open areas, cycle paths and two playgrounds. The park also has places to relax with barbecues and picnic shelters.
Ernest Johnson Reserve
Ernest Johnson Reserve has two sporting ovals and is a popular spot to walk your four-legged friends. It has a nature play areas for children, fitness equipment for those after a more intense workout. It’s also a great spot to kick the football in winter or practice your bowling on the cricket pitch in the summer months.
Windsor Park provides pedestrian access from Mends Street to Perth Zoo and features a restored 'Ferry Tram', public art, shade and seating. It's a lovely place for a stroll or to relax under the trees.