Get active as a family and enjoy these beautiful Perth walks with awesome playgrounds nearby. Next time your friend calls and asks to meet for coffee, swap it, and take in one of these beautiful walks then play parks instead!
Some of these walks also have exercise stations as you walk around. You can even continue your workout at the playground, why not do a few tricep dips on the park bench or chin ups on the monkey bars. These parks all have three things in common:
- a concrete, bitumised or compacted walking path suitable for prams, bikes, scooters etc
- a lake to walk around (<3km) and;
- a great playground to play at after your walk
North of the River
Brampton Park Butler
Big man made lake with beautiful walk the whole way around. Great little playground alongside the lake and a Dome cafe nearby.
Jackadder Lake and Playground
Jackadder Lake is so picturesque with lots of ducks and other birdlife to see on the lake. Its a popular place for exercisers with lots of beautiful shady grassed areas, and also exercise stations all the 1.2km round walk path.
Dinosaur Park Kingsway
Enjoy a short walk around the lake (~500m) and a play at the Kingsway Sporting Complex Dinosaur playground and aquatic play space (seasonal).
Warradale Park Landsale
Choose from 3 different play areas including a nature based play area. The play areas are located away from the lake area, but you can wander over and enjoy a round walk lake on the shared path.
Broadview Park Landsdale
Short lake walk on a shared path and small playground behind the Landsdale Shopping Centre.
Mawson Park Hillarys
Enjoy a short walk around the lake (~500m) on one side is this big traditional playground and on the other side is a new nature based playground. Good footpaths all the way around for walking, riding bikes or scooters. More info and map in review below
Lake Claremont is half shared path and half compacted limestone path around the lake and is suitable for bikes, prams & scooters. Lake Espresso Cafe not far from the playground in the Lake Claremont Golf Course (open daily closes around lunch time).
Broadbeach Park Hillarys
Take a walk or ride around the lake (~500-600m) then enjoy a play at this great new boat shaped playground with awesome single cable flying fox. No toilets here though, but lovely picnic shelters and bbqs.
Subiaco Common Play Space
Short round the lake walk and lots of pathways to explore this park with a pram and scooter/small bike, plus a nice little shady playground.
Hyde Park North Perth
The full walk is about 2km around or cut through the middle of the lake to cut your walk a little shorter. There are exercise stations throughout the park, and a choice of two playgrounds and a water playground.
South of the River
Centennary Park Belmont
Nice short 1.1km walk around the lake with two playgrounds and exercise stations located all the way around.
Tomato Lake Kewdale
Enjoy a walk around the stunning Tomato Lake, walk out to the short jetty and stand under the gazebo and watch all the bird life. Two playground, an big outdoor gym rig and exercise stations found around the lake too.
Manning Park Hamilton Hill
Enjoy a nice walk around Manning Lake (~1.5kms) and then have a play at the big Manning Park Playground.
Neil MacDougall Park Como
Enjoy a short walk (<1km) or take in a few laps around the lake and a workout at the exercise stations before enjoying a play at Neil MacDougall Playground.
HMAS Warramunga Park Rockingham
Beautiful round lake walk with huge playground with multiple play sections – close to the Rockingham Shopping Centre. MAP
Frasers Landing Mandurah
Enjoy a short walk around the beautiful lake, with colourful educational plaques all the way round so you can learn about the local flora and fauna, followed by a play at the small but tall playground.
Check out our recommendations for the best Smart Trikes to take on your next Walk then Play outing!
If you know of another great short lake walk with a playground nearby please contact us … and don’t forget to share this page with friends so you can organise your next Walk Then Play date. Happy walking (and playing)!
Posted by Lauren March 3rd, 2014. Updated 13th July 2019
We make every effort to ensure all this information is up to date but should be used as a guide only. Events do get cancelled or changed and venues can close without notice. Always follow the links provided for up to date information on an event or activity. If you know of a change or cancellation we’ve missed then please contact us to let us know.