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Parks and playgrounds


There are numerous beautiful parks and open spaces to choose from in the City. The City encourages and welcomes responsible use of our public open spaces. Bookings are not required to hold a family picnic in the park and BBQ units are available to use free of charge at many iconic and neighbourhood parks.  Visitors are requested to respect the safety and enjoyment of others sharing those places and neighbouring residents.

Please note that gazebos and barbeques are used on a first come, first serve basis.

Approval is required to host corporate, community or private events such as weddings and naming ceremonies.  Whilst a formal booking can be made for a specific location within a park or reserve, it does not give the hirer sole usage of the location as the park or reserve remains available to the public at all times. The booking does, however, restrict any other formal events from taking place at the given location at the same time. A refundable bond (to cover potential parkland damage) may be required dependent on the activity, infrastructure and vehicle access.


The City provides locally accessible, child-friendly playgrounds for the younger members of our community. These well maintained playgrounds include a range of equipment from traditional swings to state of the art structures designed to stimulate creative development and designed to meet the needs of children.

Enquiries and information

For enquiries about hiring City Parks and Playgrounds please contact the Facilities Booking Officer on 08 9397 3244 or email.

Learn more about our parks for hire below.

Sandringham Promenade Reserve, Canning Vale

This beautiful park has a rotunda that will hold 50 people. A water feature with fountain and is a idyllic location for your garden wedding

Castlewood Parkway, Southern River

A significant reserve in the Southern River area with a large lake dominating the landscape.

Centennial Pioneer Park, Gosnells

Boasting the City's only amphitheatre, treetop walk, free barbeques, playground and toilet facilities, this park is a great place to visit.

As a river park the reserve provides quality natural riverine vegetation that can be viewed by using the boardwalk that has been constructed to provide pedestrian access to the site without disturbing the precious natural environment.

Civic Centre Gardens, Gosnells

Adjacent to the Civic Centre, these extensive gardens include a lake with footbridge, war memorial, free barbeques, rose gardens, access to the Council Plaza and public toilets, ideal for large weddings and those special events.

Harmony Fields Playground, Maddington

Harmony Fields is an expansive active reserve where both cricket and football are played.

The site contains a large playground area with shade sails and rubber soft fall for use by children not participating in active sports as well as by members of the local community.

The site has a large parking area with excellent pedestrian and cyclist connections to surrounding parks.

Ruth Avenue

The City's little hidden treasure, this park includes a playground, water feature, gazebo and a beach area.

It is ideal for both wedding ceremonies and children's birthday parties

Sanctuary Waters, Canning Vale

This park includes a lake, footbridge, gazebo and playground. It is adjacent to a small meeting room with toilet facilities which is available for hire

Sutherlands Park Playground, Huntingdale

Ideally located within the City's largest sporting complex, the playground can be easily accessed from a car parking area that supports both sporting participation and unstructured informal use of the reserve.

Other facilities include barbeques, a gazebo and public toilets

Tom Bateman Playground, Thornlie

The City of Gosnells is currently investigating suitable sites for a new, all-ability playground to replace the equipment being removed from Tom Bateman Reserve to accommodate the redevelopment of Baseball Park.

Walter Padbury Playground

A playground complex that is acknowledged as one of Perth's destination playgrounds for groups both large and small to visit. The playground is centrally located in the Walter Padbury Park sporting complex and is easily accessed from all car parks by a large internal path network.

The playground addresses all aspects of children's play including balance, climb, slide, spin and discovery experiences and also venturing into the nature play theme. A sensory experience and access and mobility is provided as well as utilisation of different soft fall materials.

Mills Park Centre

Nature play spaces give children the exciting opportunity to play and interact with the natural environment. Children will have access to water play, trees to climb, climbing logs, stepping stones, cubby house building areas, two flying foxes, swings, paths for walking and riding, sand play, wooden and rope climbing structures, grass and garden space, picnic areas and shade shelters. Adjacent to the playground are barbeques, viewing platforms and a café / coffee shop so parents and carers can relax whilst little ones play nearby.