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 2022

Pretty plans for practical park in Manning

News Update 24 November 2022

A drainage area at the corner of Godwin and Goss Avenues in Manning will be transformed into an attractive community space.

Parks and Reserve works

Upgrades planned for Coolidge Reserve, Como

News Update 24 November 2022

Improvements to Coolidge Reserve in Como will make the space more inviting for community members and local birdlife.

Parks and Reserve works
September 2022

Water project helps restore Neil McDougall Lake

Media Release 16 September 2022

The first stage of the City's $1.3 million project to improve water quality at Neil McDougall Lake has been completed.

Neil McDougall Lake Parks and Reserve works

Turtles safely out of sticky situation

Media Release 7 September 2022

Two oblong turtles rescued from a 'sticky situation' have found a new home at Lake Douglas in South Perth.

Parks and Reserve works
August 2022

Weed Control Treatment

Public Notice 29 August 2022

Subject to weather conditions, contract weed control treatments will be carried out on all footpaths, cycle ways, drainage sumps and kerb lines within the City from 3-23 October 2022, commencing in the Manning Ward.

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.