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#UsefulPerthLists: The Best Gated Playgrounds in Perth

by Shannon Meyerkort (follow)
Senior writer for WeekendNotes and Perth Mums Group. Founder of fundraisingmums.com.au
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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.

To contribute to the current Perth #Useful List visit the Perth Mums Group group or suggest a topic by emailing mums@perthmumsgroup.com.au

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.

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CENTRAL

Hobart Street Park

Hobart Street Park, North Perth
Other names: Hobart/Auckland Street Reserve
Address: Corner of Hobart Street and Auckland Street, North Perth
Official website

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.
External review

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"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
Official website

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.
External review

"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

Volcano Park, Belmont
Other names: Faulkner Park
Address: Corner Abernethy Road and Wright Street, Cloverdale
Official Website

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.
Detailed review

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.
Detailed Review

”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

Bicton Quarantine Park, image courtesy AccessWA

Bicton Quarantine Park, Bicton
Address: Phipps St, Bicton
Official website

Facilities: small gated play area in larger reserve, sand, views, seating, toilet.

Proposed new Pioneer Park

Pioneer Park, Bibra Lake
Other names: Bibra Lake Reserve
Address: Progress Drive, Bibra Lake

Facilities: toddler play area is fenced, within larger park with toilets, jetty (water).
Entire park to undergo enormous upgrade and extension, due to be complete October 2016.

”Bibra Lake has a gated park.” PMG Member

Ulrich Park, image courtesy ForPark

Ulrich Park, East Fremantle
Address: Osborne Rd, East Fremantle

Facilities: local park, ropes course, partially shaded, slides, no toilet.

Glasson Park, East Fremantle
Other names: George Street Park
Address: George Street, East Fremantle

Facilities: local park, non-traditional equipment, opposite from café, sand play, climbing frames, BBQs, no toilets.
Detailed Review

NORTH OF THE RIVER

Rotary Park, image courtesy Simone Lee, WeekendNotes

Rotary Park, Wanneroo
Other names: Opportunity Playspace
Address: Scenic Drive, Wanneroo
Official Facebook Page

Facilities: toilets within fenced area, sand play, slides seating, large wooden fort, climbing wall, musical play, wheelchair accessible. Large regional playground.
External review

Yokine Reserve, image courtesy lisgrr WeekendNotes

Yokine Reserve, Yokine
Address: 100 Wordsworth Ave, Yokine

Facilities: Double gated, water play, nature play, natural shade, free BBQs, musical play, ropes courses, pram/wheelchair accessible, toilets nearby. Highly rated, large regional playground.
Detailed review

EASTERN SUBURBS

Riverside Gardens

Bayswater Riverside Gardens, Bayswater
Address: Milne and King William Street, Bayswater
Official website

Facilities: shade sails, soft play, spider web ropes course, within larger park with BBQs, toilet, onsite café.
Detailed Review

”Milne Road, Bayswater (right at the end on the river). It's smaller than others but big enough. Kids love it and it's also dog friendly and has an ice cream van on good days.” PMG Member

Woodbridge Reserve, image courtesy Lisgrr WeekendNotes

Woodbridge Reserve, Woodbridge
Other names: Woodbridge Park
Address: First Ave, Woodbridge
Official website

Facilities: Sand play, water play, climbing, rockers, swings, flying fox, wheelchair accessible, pirate ship, tunnels. Large regional Playground.
Detailed Review

”Woodbridge reserve has a great gated park.” PMG Member

Sculpture Park, image courtesy KidsAroundPerth

Sculpture Park, Mundaring
Address: Jacoby St, Mundaring
Official website

Facilities: Recently rebuilt and extended, but only partially gated. Water play, unique sand play, flying fox, quirky statues, sensory play, musical play. Large regional playground.
Detailed Review

”Sculpture Park in Mundaring is great too.” PMG Member

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