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

May 2023

Neil McDougall lake shows signs of recovery

Media Release 18 May 2023

Reduced algal blooms and duckweed growth over the past summer are a great sign that the City's extensive remediation works to improve filtration at Neil McDougall Park have been successful.

Neil McDougall Lake Parks and Reserve works

Sustainable seating at Sandon Park provides perfect place to pause

News Update 2 May 2023

Jarrah reclaimed from the former Mt Henry Hospital site has been used for a sustainable seating project at Sandon Park.

CWSP Parks and Reserve works

A new home for ospreys

News Update 1 May 2023

Months of design and planning have led to the recent installation of a 12m-tall nesting pole at Bodkin Park to encourage osprey breeding.

CWSP Parks and Reserve works
April 2023

Update on fallen tree limb at EJ Oval

Public Notice 20 April 2023

Contractors on-site to remove fallen tree limb at Ernest Johnson Oval

Parks and Reserve works

Isabella Craigie Reserve playground replacement

Public Notice 19 April 2023

The City will be replacing the aging play equipment at Isabella Craigie Reserve.

Parks and Reserve works

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.