Hyde Park is located on the outskirts of Perth city and is a massive park with two kids playgrounds, a water playground that runs in the warmer months and a lovely lake with shared pathway around it.
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 with lots of big mature trees that provide lots of shade. The main playground is set along side a beautiful lake, that is surrounded by a path that goes all the way round. There were 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. From time to time here may also be an ice-cream van or food truck in between the playground and the water playground.
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 (you can contact the City Administration and Civic Centre for the keys - see website link). There are toilets right next door to the playground that have a baby change table inside, and there are also free barbeques and water fountains near the playground.
There is also a smaller playground located on the other side of the park closer to William Street.
Hyde Park also has a free zero depth water playground that runs seasonally between Nov to late March and is located approximately 150m from the playground.
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 before or after a play at the playground.
How to Get There: Hyde Park - Cnr Vincent and William St, Perth
Posted by Kids Around Perth Reporter Lauren, October 2011. Updated 21st January 2021
Lauren Angove - Kids Around Perth Founder / Owner / Mum of two boys
Born, bred and living in Perth (except for 8 years working and living in Port Hedland WA), Lauren loves exploring the ins and outs of Perth & WA and sharing her finds with families. Margaret River and the south west are her favourite getaway locations.
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