Perth Playgrounds South of the River
This is our mega-guide to Perth Playgrounds South of the River. There's nothing better than a visit to one of Perth's playgrounds and parks on a glorious sunny Perth day. Perth has so many wonderful playgrounds with lots of different features to get the kids outside and active. We'll check out the best of the best of Perth's playgrounds and let you know all about them - so you can plan an awesome day in the sun with the family. Here's our list of Perth Playgrounds South of the River here.
Great Perth Playgrounds South of the River
GO Edwards Park Burswood
Beautiful nature based playground alongside a lake in this shady inner city reserve.
Beautiful shady park with fully fenced playground alongside the Swan River and lovely city views.
Optus Stadium Sensory Playground Burswood
Fully fenced playground alongside The Camfield at Optus Stadium. Optus Sensory Playground is one of the best Perth Playgrounds South of the River. See our review below.
Chevron Parkland Burswood
Six play areas with something for all ages, perfect for a day out of play. An absolutely picture card perfect adventure! Chevron Parkland Playground is one of the great Perth Playgrounds South of the River. See our review below.
Rayment Park Lathlain
This park has it all with fenced play, nature play and a flying fox, there is something for all ages to enjoy.
Small play space with skate park and basketball court alongside Mineral Resources Park.
Tom Wright Park Carlisle
More than just a playground, this is a family hub of activity too.
John MacMIllan Park East Victoria Park
Gorgeous naturebased playground in between the library and shopping centre.
Swan Canning Riverpark
Only swings here but a great place to have a splash in the river and walk along the jetty.
Scented Gardens South Perth
The Scented Gardens are located alongside the South Perth Foreshore just a short walk from the South Perth Ferry Jetty and features a fantastic shaded playground with something for kids of all ages.
Ernest Johnson Reserve Playground South Perth
This is a playground for the whole family with Crossfit gym and exercise stations within the play areas.
Richardson Park South Perth
Small playground with adventure slide and toddler play under lovely natural shade.
Sir James Mitchell Park South Perth
Beautiful park with the Boatshed Cafe & Restaurant nearby, located right on the South Perth Swan River Foreshore.
Mt Henry Bridge Reserve
Get a workout while the kids play at this fabulous exercise and play park.
Faulkner (Volcano) Park Belmont
Check out the Volcano, water play features, flying fox & more. The Volcano playground is a fan favourite amongst all visitors! Check out why its one of the best Perth Playgrounds South of the River. See our review below.
Centenary Park Belmont
This beautiful park features a 1.1km round lake walk with two play areas.
Garvey Park Ascot
Beautiful park right on the bank of the Swan River and only minutes drive from the airport.
Sandy Beach Playspace Bassendean
Big adventure and nature based playground on the Sandy Beach Reserve. The pictures do not of it justice! Sandy Beach Playspace is one of the great Perth Playgrounds South of the River. See all the details in our review below.
Tomato Lake Reserve Kewdale
Beautiful reserve playground and cafe alongside a lake that you can walk around too.
Wicca Reserve Kewdale
Fantastic pirate ship shaped ropes playground in the shady Wicca Reserve just across the road from Belmont Forum.
Forster Park Cloverdale
Adventure playground alongside a bike pump track on a large sporting reserve.
Peet Park Cloverdale
Shady suburban playground with play features for big and little kids alike.
Neil McDougall Park Como
Fantastic brightly coloured playground with lots of swings, slides and things to climb. Big single cable flying fox too they'll love!
Tompkins Park (Lucky Bay) Applecross
Great little fully fenced playground along the river. Great spot for a splash or kayak in the river too
Heathcote Reserve "Pirate Ship Playground" Applecross
Huge Pirate Ship Playground with great views of the Swan river. This is one of the best Perth Playgrounds South of the River. See all the details in our review below.
Deep Water Point Mount Pleasant
Large climbing frame outside Dome cafe alongside a beautiful river swimming spot.
Piney Lakes Sensory Playground Winthrop
Sensory play features, perfect for the little adventures. Set alongside a beautiful little lake and bushland.
Carawatha Park Willagee
Big playground with a focus on active play for both parents and kids.
Webber Reserve Willagee
Good mix of nature based play and sporting activities at this big reserve that features a community designed and built nature play space.
Wireless Hill Park Ardross
Learn about Perth's communication history, climb the radio tower anchor and enjoy amazing views of the river and city, and enjoy the nature based playground. Beautiful, peaceful location.
Shirley Strickland Reserve Ardross
Community activity hub with all tower playground, basketball court, outdoor gym and large open sporting spaces. For something different this if one of the great Perth Playgrounds South of the River. See all the details in our review below.
Dick Lawrence Oval Play Space Beaconsfield
Small playgorund with a multi storey cubby house located on a large sporting oval.
Niche Living Estate Playground Willeton
Small suburban estate playground with nature play, role play and adventure play.
Fairway Park Jandakot
Small suburban fairy garden themed playground
Bicton Quarantine Park
Bicton Quarantine Park is located overlooking the popular Bicton Baths Jetty and features a fully fenced playground with some of the best Swan River Views in Perth.
Kadidjiny "Dr Seuss" Park Melville
Fully fenced park for the bigger kids who love to explore & be active with some super cool Dr Seuss themed exercise stations.
More Awesome Perth Playgrounds South of the River!
Manning Park Spearwood
Climb the Manning steps, walk around the lake or picnic and play at Manning Park.
Edwardes Park Spearwood
Nature based playground that utilises recycled materials and a double cable flying fox.
Bob Gordon Reserve Spaceship Play Space Bull Creek
An out of this world play experience with spaceship, flying fox and more for all abilities. Bob Gordon is simply out of this world! See why this is one of the must visit Perth Playgrounds South of the River. See all the details in our review.
Walliabup Bibra Lake Skate Park & Playground
Not just a skate park, you'll find a playground and basketball court here too.
Bibra Lake Regional Playground
Big adventure playground with tall skywalk, assault course, flying fox, water play and lots more to explore. Bibra Lake is iconic and popular for a reason. A great day out at one of the best Perth Playgrounds South of the River. See all the details in our review below.
Pioneers Park Bibra Lake
Fully fenced toddler playground located just a short walk from the big Bibra Lake Regional Playground.
Tuckfield Playground Fremantle
Obstacle course park for big and little ninjas overlooking the Fremantle Harbour.
Hossack Reserve Parkwood
Small playground with great bike track with road markings and road signage.
Bannister Nature Playground Lynwood
Nature based play in a beautiful natural setting alongside Bannister Creek
Riverton Jetty Park
Nature based playground recommended for kids 5 years and under. Cafe right near play area with lovely Canning River views.
Sir Frederick Samson Park
Small playground, exercise stations placed beautifully amongst the bushland, a bbq and toilets this is the perfect place to play and walk amongst nature
Glasson Park East Fremantle
Great little fully fenced playground for kids of all ages.
John Tonkin Park East Fremantle
Big playground located right on the Swan River edge with smaller toddler playground and beautiful river swimming area
Walyalup Koort King Square Play Space Fremantle
Play space in the heart of Fremanlte at Kings Square
South Beach South Fremantle
Kids will love this pirate themed playground, they can walk the plank and climb all over this pirate ship. Two great cafes nearby too.
Waabiny Park Northern Parklands Bentley
Unique playground that features sustainable play with many of the play features made from up-cycled materials.
John Connell Reserve Leeming
Fully fenced playground with grassed area and picnic tables within the fenced area. Lovely cafe / bakehouse just across the road.
Mojo Park Cockburn Central
Quiet suburnan adventure playgroudn and activity space
Calleya Estate Playground Banjup
Adventure playground for all ages with a super tall slide, trampolines and lots more. The slide at Calleya is famous amongst the chatty explorers at schoolies across Perth. See why Calleya is an awesome Perth Playgrounds South of the River. See all the details in our review below.
Calleya Grandis Playground
The perfect playground for active families with ninja ropes course, tall tower, mini tennis court, trampolines, outdoor gym and more.
Adventure Tower Park Treeby
Small suburban park that's big on adventure with an 8m tall tower.
Allure North Park Treeby
Not just an adventure playground but a bike pump track too.
Heron Park Harrisdale
Heron Park in Harrisdale is a small nature-based suburban playground that is packed with play features including a double tree house play apparatus and flying fox.
Harrisdale Skate and Scooter Park
A park for skaters and scooters with a muilti-sports court, skate park, scooter track and adventure climbing frame. Test out the motor skills and speed demons! See why skate parks should be on your list of Perth Playgrounds South of the River to visit. See all the details in our review.
Explorer Park Madox Piara Waters
A quiet suburban park with small playground and multi-sports court.
Rossiter Pavilion and Playing Fields Piara Waters
Small playground that is packed with play features for little ones, including a mud kitchen and trampolines.
Madox Playground and Pump Track Piara Waters
Small playground jam packed with fun for everyone from crawler to teens with a bike pump and bike skills track, toddler play area and more.
Bodkin Park Waterford
Nature based play area with cubby house building, artwork creatures to meet and an active Bee Hotel.
Sir Walter Padbury Thornlie
Check out the huge dinosaur bones in the sand, and enjoy a play or run around on the big grassed area.
Fully fenced toddler playground with inclusive play features
Partridge Way Reserve Thornlie
Great playground for families who like to be active together with lots or rope climb features and and exercise obstacle course
Migrant Park Kelmscott
Compact playground with big slide, cubby house and sensory play
Mills Park Beckenham
24 hectares of community facilities including nature based / adventure playground, water play, nature board walks, flying fox, skate park and more! See our review for all the information!
Bromley Street Reserve Beckenham
Cute little bee themed park perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.
Enright Reserve Hamilton Hill
Good mix of traditional and nature based play at this beautifully shaded park
Great ropes challenge equipment for the bigger kids, and smaller playground equipment for the toddlers.
Stretton Way Reserve Kenwick
Small but brightly coloured shady playground with multi sports court just behind the Kenwick Shopping Centre.
Centennial Pioneer Park Gosnells
A beautiful slice of nature with this big playground nestled under the treetop walk and thick natural shade.
Robinson Park Gosnells
Fully fenced adventure park with nature play, good shade and full facilities.
Cockburn Central West Playground
Adventure awaits just a short walk from Cockburn Central and the Cockburn ARC.
Dixon Reserve Playground
Nature based playground with big forts, water play, obstacle course and more.
CY O'Connor Beach Playground North Coogee
Beach side steam tug inspired playground on the North Coogee foreshore.
Coogee Beach Playground
Fantastic wooden pirate ship playground on the Coogee Beach foreshore near the Coogee Beach Life Saving Club. See the details in our review below.
Len McTaggart Park Coogee
Two sections one for toddlers and another section with lots of rope and balance challenges for the bigger kids.
Shoreline Park North Coogee
Shoreline Park North Coogee in the new Shoreline development is a great place for families to play and enjoy together. It features a small nature playground, lots of grassed open space, exercise equipment, a basketball court and a table tennis table
Port Coogee North Playground
Small suburban playground that's jam packed with play features, just a short walk from the Port Coogee Marina.
Wandi District Playing Fields Playground
Big playground spread over several playing areas. Something for big and little kids including a flying fox, big slides, water play and more.
Kwinana Adventure Park
Massive fully fenced adventure playground with splash pad, flying fox, tree walk, nature based play and lots more. This playground is designed for all ages and all abilities to enjoy. Kwinana Adventure Park is one of the Best Playgrounds South of the River! See all the details in our review.
Wells Park Kwinana Beach
Play beachside and Wells Park and enjoy a swim at the stunning Kwinana Beach this summer.
Rockingham Foreshore Pirate Ship Playground
Kids will love exploring this big pirate ship playground set under beautiful natural shade
Fantasy Park Waikiki
Kids will love exploring the fantasy creatures throughout this adventure playgrounds.
Seabreeze Estate Park Waikiki
Small estate playground with play structure perfect for little climbers.
Lane Garden Park Bletchley Estate Southern River
Big suburban playground with two play areas and something for all ages
Litchfield Circle Wandi
Gorgeous little suburban nature based playground
Botany Park Hammond Park
Fully fenced playground that includes nature play, water play and sports facilities.
Newhaven Estate Robot Park Piara Waters
The Newhaven Estate Robot Park Piara Waters is unlike any other park in Perth. It has been fantastically designed with a mix of industrial robot themed play equipment and a contrast of nature, sand and water play. Robot Park is one of the Best Playgrounds South of the River. See all the details in our review.
Piara Waters Sporting Complex
Cute little playground at the Piara Waters Sporting Complex.
Piara Waters Aspiri Estate
Gorgeous suburban playground in a quiet part of Piara Waters.
Mason Green Estate Playground Piara Waters
Suburban playground with sensory and nature based play plus basketball court and footy goals.
Holland Park Estate Playground Piara Waters
Lovely little nature based playground with water and sand play in Piara Waters.
Shipwreck Park Sienna Wood Hilbert
Ship themed adventure playground with ship decks to explore, flying fox, water play, nature and much more.
Providence Estate Wellard Adventure Playground
Adventure playground with big twisting slide, tall jungle climb, sand play, nature based play, ramps and more.
Moonstone Parkway Park Emerald Park Estate Wellard
Great mix of fun, exercise and nature based play all in this beautiful natural bushland setting.
The Village at Wellard Playground
Awesome little playground with mini skate park and bmx track alongside. Features climbing frames, swings, slide and a small grassed area.
Stage 33 Nature Play Park Wellard
Suburban nature play park amongst beautiful tall trees with mini footy oval alongside.
Wattle Grove Nature Play Space
A mix of traditional and nature based play all in the nature surroundings alongside the Woolupine Brook.
Mokare Reserve Adventure Playground Mandogalup
Big adventure playground with 12m slide, nature based play, water play, basketball court and more.
Joe Saunders Park Playground Champion Lakes
Beautiful shady playground with nature based play elements and a "messy kitchen".
John Dunn Challenge Park
Four bike tracks from trainer to advanced with a couple of small playgrounds too.
Memorial Park Armadale
Beautiful train themed playground set in shady and manicured gardens alongside Armadale Shopping City.
Lions Park Armadale
Scooters are a must at this little park, complete with scooter track marked with road markings and signage as well as a messy kitchen.
Reg Williams Reserve Armadale
Better known for it's huge bike circuit complete with road signs. Small playground, basketball court and skate park here too.
The Brook at Byford Nature Playground
Quiet suburban nature based playground with adventure playground just a short walk away too.
The Ridge Park and Playground Byford
Two playgrounds with lots of nature based and adventure play spread across 1.7 hectares.
Cristonia Reserve Playground Byford
Small suburban playground with exercise stations right alongside.
Adventurous playground in a natural bush setting with water and nature based play.
The Harbour Playground Secret Harbour
Underwater adventure awaits at the fully fenced fully fenced playground at Secret Harbour Beach
Secret Harbour Square Pirate Playground
Enjoy a fenced play and a coffee from Jamaica Blue next door for the perfect coffee and play combination.
Vista Estate Parkland Karnup
Suburban playground with a mix of traditional, nature based and sports play.
Small beach themed playground with lots of grassed area to run around.
Sunset Hill Park Golden Bay
Adventure and nature based play with amazing views of the ocean.
Orangutan Park Golden Bay
A great playground for climbers and adventurers.
Golden Bay Foreshore
Two playgrounds including one that's fully fenced. Good access to the beach with bbqs and picnic tables.
Tangadee Road Golden Bay
Small playground with picnic shelters. No Toilets.
Colour Block (Lego) Park Golden Bay
As the name suggest this is playground made with lots of coloured blocks.
Shipwreck Cove Golden Bay
Big adventure playground with fenced toddler play area and bike pump track right on the beach.
Baldivis Parks Estate
Small playground with a few play features including 4 mini trampolines
The Edge Baldivis
Nature based and sensory playground with big grassed area and soccer/rugby goals
Baldivis One71 Pump Track Park
Playground with bike track right alongside.
Karridale Loop Park Baldivis
Big park with great playground and play features across two sections of the park. Great park for riding scooters and bikes too.
Rivergums Adventure Playground Baldivis
Climb to the top of the monster towers and explore amongst nature at Rivergums Adventure Playground
Brightwood Adventure Park Baldivis
Super tall tower with 13m high slide, flying fox and more. Brightwood Adventure Park is one of the best Playgrounds South of the River. See our review for all the information.
Steamrail Adventure Playground Baldivis
Train themed park with tall "water" tower and slide and replica train to drive and climb all over.
Explorer Park Sienna Wood Haynes
Adventure awaits at the huge Explorer Park with tall tree of life tower. Explorer Park Playground is a fantastic playground for the kids! See our review below.
What are the Skills that Children Learn on a Playground?
Playgrounds are often seen as places of fun and leisure, but they can also be great learning opportunities for children. Playing on a playground offers many benefits that help young people develop the skills needed to succeed in life.
From problem-solving and socialising to developing physical coordination and motor skills, playgrounds provide an ideal environment for children to learn valuable lessons that will stay with them throughout their lifetime.
By encouraging kids to spend some time on the playground, you can help cultivate important life skills in your children while they have fun at the same time. Here are some of the benefits that your child will get from playground experiences.
1. Social Skills
One of the most important skills that children learn on the playground is how to socialise with other children. They learn how to take turns, share toys, and resolve conflicts. These are all essential skills that they will need in their future lives.
2. Physical Skills
Playgrounds are a great way for children to develop and practice their coordination and gross motor skills. Through various activities, such as running, jumping, swinging, and climbing, children learn how to control their bodies.
These skills help them develop the ability to coordinate their movements while participating in physical activities, such as throwing a ball or playing sports. Additionally, playgrounds provide children with an outlet to burn off energy and engage in physical activity.
3. Cognitive Skills
Playing outside can be a great way for children to build a range of cognitive skills, such as problem-solving and critical thinking.
On the playground, children can hone their decision-making abilities and develop creative strategies for tackling difficult tasks. Through this process, they learn how to think independently and work through problems in an effective manner.
4. Emotional Skills
The playground is a fantastic environment for children to explore, discover and develop their emotional skills. Here, kids can learn how to manage their emotions and express them in a healthy and productive way.
They can practice self-regulation skills, such as calming and focusing themselves, or engaging in cooperative play to learn how to communicate and build relationships with others. These are all important skills that will help them in their future.
5. Communication Skills
Another important skill that children learn on the playground is communication which involves both verbal and nonverbal messages. It is important for children to learn how to effectively communicate with each other.
Through interacting with other kids in a playground, your child can practice developing their own opinions and ideas, as well as learn to navigate different perspectives. They can also learn how to take turns and resolve conflicts on their own.
What Are The Games Your Kids Can Play at The Playground?
As mentioned above, spending time on the playground with your children is a great way to encourage physical activity and build strong bonds. It can get your children moving while strengthening connections that will last a lifetime.
There are many fun and creative games that your kids can play at a playground, including favourite classics like tag, hopscotch, hide-and-seek, as well as daring activities such as crab walking, leapfrogs and tug of war.
In addition to these traditional games, you may also want to introduce some new ideas like relay races or scavenger hunts. Playing such games can be a great way for children to gain confidence and refine their problem solving abilities.
By engaging in playground activities, children can work together to solve the problems presented in each game. Whatever game you choose for them to play, remember above all else to keep it safe and enjoyable!
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