* Playground * Barbeques * Water Fountain * Water Playground * Toilets * Great Trees for Climbing
Hyde Park Perth is located in North Perth, just out of the city - it is a massive park with two great kids playgrounds and a water playground that runs in the warmer months too.
We were running late for a kids party and noticed this park along the way. When I got to the party I realised in fact I was 30mins shy of 1 week early. I had a very disappointed 5yo on my hands, so we checked out Hyde Park Perth on the way home - needless to say he forgot about the birthday party.
Hyde Park Perth is a beautiful park covered in massive trees that provide lots of shade that must be over a hundred years old. The main playground is set along side a beautiful lake, that is surrounded by a path that goes all the way round. Lots of people walking the dog and jogging around the lake - so it's a great place to exercise or get out for a light stroll with the kids.
The playground is big, but not so big that you can't keep track of the kids. It's not short of features, with two small climbing frames, slides, swings, stepping stones and more. It has been designed for children ages 4 and above, but we took out 1yo and he had a great time too. There are lots of short winding paths around the playground to ride small bikes or scooters.
There is are also disabled swings and a wheel chair swing (the wheel chair swing was not locked on this day, but apparently it is normally locked and you need to contact the City Administration and Civic Centre for the keys - see website link), with great disabled access. There are toilets right next door to the playground, and there are also free barbeques and water fountains near the playground.
Picture: Disabled Liberty Swing
Pictured: another playground within Hyde Park - William St
Hyde Park Perth includes a Water Playground - see our review for more info - it's located on the Vincent St side.
Hyde Park Perth itself is very large and makes an nice place to go for a 30-45min walk with the kids around the small lake. There is lots of artwork spread out throughout the park and another playground located at the William St end of the park.
Age Recommendation: Desigend for 4+, however great for younger kids too with close supervision.
What to take: picnic rug, ball games, packed lunch, scooters, small bikes, barbeque lunch, hat & sunscreen. Spare set of clothes or bathers if you intend to use the water playground
Safety Considerations: The playground is a fair way from the lake but be careful to watch young children don't wander to the waters edge.
There is plenty of shade under the trees, however there is no man made shade erected over the playground so the slides and equipmeing can get very hot. Also the soft fall is a dark colour so it gets very hot so hats - so shoes & sunscreen are highly recommended
How to Get There: Hyde Park - Cnr Vincent and William St, Perth
Posted by Kids Around Perth Reporter Lauren, October 2011. Updated 20th April, 2015