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

August 2022

Redmond Stairs officially open

News Update 12 August 2022

Now complete, the new-look Redmond Stairs in Salter Point is already a popular attraction for riverside walkers.

CWSP Parks and Reserve works Redmond Stairs
July 2022

Environmental restoration work continues at Neil McDougall Park

News Update 27 July 2022

The City will continue important restoration work this financial year to improve the water quality and surrounding areas of Neil McDougall Lake.

Neil McDougall Lake Parks and Reserve works

Bright new community space at Garvey Street Park

Media Release 4 July 2022

The new-look Garvey Street Park is a bright, welcoming space for the growing Waterford Triangle community

Parks and Reserve works Waterford Triangle
June 2022

Finishing touches for Hurlingham playground

News Update 15 June 2022

Improvement works are nearly finished to provide a new all-abilities playground at the end of Hurlingham Road along the South Perth foreshore.

Parks and Reserve works South Perth Foreshore

Broadleaf Weed Spraying – Parks and Reserves

News Update 13 June 2022

Subject to weather conditions, herbicide spraying will be carried out in the City from Tuesday 14 June 2022.

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.