The Esplanade in Mount Pleasant is a long stretch of flat, meandering road along the Swan River with a footpath that is great for a walk with the pram. Deep Water Point Reserve is situation along this stretch of road, and is the ideal spot for a child-friendly catch up.
For years, a cafe serviced the caffeine needs of parents, cyclists and everyone else alike. Then it was closed down, and for a while the area was visited sporadically by a coffee van.
Now, a new Dome Cafe sits on the banks of Deep Water Point Reserve, along with a fantastic playground for the kids. It actually has two play areas, on each side of the cafe.
Most Western Australians would be familiar with Dome Cafe, the franchise of eateries serving up meals, snacks, cake and of course - coffee. Dome Cafe at Deep Water Point provides parents with a new meeting place while the kids play, handy access to toilets (for patrons only of course) and lovely views of the river.
The play area situated right next to the cafe is the bigger of the two. It has a fort-style, timber play structure with a ramp, ropes and a slide. There are also things to see and do underneath, plus log and stone steps for balancing.
There are outdoor tables situated right next to the play area so you can keep an eye on the kids while having a coffee and a chat. Bliss!
Further away from this area is a rope-based play structure that is ideal for older kids. You will also find barbecues and shaded picnic tables not too far away.
Over the other side of the cafe, there is a set of various swings, including accessible and a birds nest swing.
One of the most attractive things about Deep Water Point is access to the river, which is great for dipping your toes in with the kids.
Deep Water Point Reserve has a public toilet block and drinking water available. Along with Dome Cafe, there are shops and takeaway food available nearby along Canning Highway.
If you are looking for somewhere to catch up with your mums group, want a child-friendly lunch or want to take a walk with the pram, Deep Water Point Reserve has everything you need.
Deep Water Point Reserve and Dome Cafe
WHERE: The Esplanade, Mount Pleasant
WHEN: Dome Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
COST: Playground is free, Dome Cafe is reasonably priced