Parks and Reserves Works

The City aims to provide and maintain high quality facilities for the local and wider community that support amenity, sport, recreation and biodiversity outcomes. 

The City’s parks and reserves are being progressively hydro-zoned and eco-zoned to conserve water. The City is provided an allocation by the Department of Water and has to operate within that allocation while still maintaining parks and reserves for the community to use and enjoy. 

Hydro-zoning is the practice of grouping types of vegetation into categories with similar water requirements to enable more efficient and responsible use of irrigation water. When designing and managing POS, the different water needs of turf, lawns, trees and low water-use plants are taken into account. Eco-zoning is the conversion of existing turfed areas into native garden areas. Ultimately this allows for minimal water to support an area that once sustained turf, saving large volumes of water.

The City also facilitates effective management of the Swan and Canning River foreshores and improves the amenity value and sustainable uses of all our public open spaces and foreshores. 

Current parks and reserves works 

News Listings

November 2023

Lake Douglas footbridges closed

Public Notice 14 November 2023

The Lake Douglas footbridges have been assessed as being structurally compromised and therefore will remain closed for the safety of the public until further notice.

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October 2023

Upgrades set to improve water quality and enhance wildlife habitat

News Update 3 October 2023

Work has started to upgrade the Godwin Avenue sump area in Manning with a new nature play area, an extended cycle path and a biofiltration system to strip stormwater of pollutants and nutrients before it enters the soakwells.

Parks and Reserve works
September 2023

Replacement of irrigation at Bill Grayden Oval

News Update 20 September 2023

Works have commenced at Bill Grayden Reserve in Como to replace the sporting oval's irrigation system which has reached the end of its lifecycle.

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Tree Pruning and Removal Works - David Vincent Reserve

Public Notice 19 September 2023

The City of South Perth will be pruning a section of trees in David Vincent Reserve, Kensington.

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Playground renewals 2023-2024

News Update 14 September 2023

The City of South Perth has identified two new playgrounds; Swanview Reserve and Bill McGrath Reserve for renewal in the 2023/24 financial year.

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Scheduled capital works

Parks and reserves capital work projects for the 2022/23 financial year are listed below.

View the Capital Works map for the 2022/23 financial year.

  • Axford Barker Reserve playground replacement, Como
  • Park Furniture Replacement Program, City-wide
  • Isabella/Craigie Reserve playground replacement, Manning
  • Parks - Irrigation Replacement Program, City-wide
  • Waterford Triangle laneway, Waterford
  • McDougall Park Lake WSUD, Como
  • Bill Grayden Reserve playground replacement, Como
  • Hurlingham Playground replacement, South Perth
  • Coolidge Reserve upgrade, Como
  • Godwin Avenue sump retrofit, Manning
  • Cricket facilities upgrade
  • Richardson Park cricket practice nets replacement, South Perth
  • Hensman Park court resurfacing, South Perth
  • South Perth Foreshore river wall
  • Mindeerup tactile surface indicators, South Perth
  • Osprey nesting pole, South Perth Foreshore
  • James Miller Oval floodlighting, Manning
  • Bill Grayden Reserve floodlighting, Como.