The Perth Mums Group #Useful Lists are community generated lists of some of the most helpful, fun and important places in Perth. Using the experience and opinions of Perth parents, the lists are continually updated and cover the best places for kids and parents across Perth.
Below are some of the best gated playgrounds in Perth as recommended by members. As we all know, gated playgrounds are essential for small kids who like to run. If they happen to be near a café or have other great features, then we like them even more.
Hobart Street Park
Hobart Street Park, North Perth Other names: Hobart/Auckland Street Reserve
Address: Corner of Hobart Street and Auckland Street, North Perth
Facilities: Shaded in summer, local playground, plenty of grass, across the road from the Hobart Street Deli. Drinking fountain but no toilet in park.
”The best! And has delicious coffee and food across the road (and a toilet).” PMG Member
Mueller Park, image courtesy helenonthesofs, WeekendNotes
Mueller Park, Subiaco Other names: Kitchener Park
Address: Corner of Subiaco Road and Coghlan Street, Subiaco
Facilities: Musical and sensory play, climbing, sand play, seating, tree top walk, slides. large local playground. Limited street parking.
"This is a great park for toddlers because it has some unusual play elements such as the ‘treetop walk’. It can be difficult to find parking on week days because of the nearby hospital though." PMG Member
Ivey Watson Playground, Kings Park Other names: Stickybeaks
Address: 37 Kings Park Rd, West Perth
Facilities: huge playarea with separate spaces for younger and older children, cafe on site, mostly gated, sand play, swing, multiple climbing areas, pirate ship, toilets.
"It is big and easy to lose your child when busy, but it has so much to do for kids of all ages, plus toilets and a cafe that Stickybeaks is one of the best." PMG Member
East Perth Address: corner of Plain St and Hay Street, East Perth
Facilities: unsure, small local park.
Opposite Queens Park in East Perth.
”Corner of Hay Street and Plain Street- East Perth. Super nice!” PMG Member
SOUTH OF THE RIVER
Volcano Park, Belmont Other names: Faulkner Park
Address: Corner Abernethy Road and Wright Street, Cloverdale
Facilities: Includes water play, sand play, huge flying fox, enormous volcano that spews smoke, separate area for toddlers, picnic tables, free BBQs. Free public toilets nearby in Pool complex. Highly rated, large regional playground.
Dr Suess Park, image courtesy Gen Adams, WeekendNotes
Dr Suess Park, Melville Other names: Kadidjiny Park
Address: 70-72 Kitchener Rd, Melville
Facilities: Sensory play area (gated) inside larger park, horizontal ropes, swings, digging equipment. BBQs, drinking fountains and toilets nearby. Highly rated, large regional playground.
”Dr Seuss Park in Melville for sure. I think its real name is Kadidjiny or something similar!” PMG Member
”Went to the Dr Seuss Park in Melville yesterday – it was awesome.” PMG Member