Well, we survived that scorching heatwave and now its time to step out of your air-conditioned haven and embrace the great outdoors! Melville is blessed with some truly amazing parks, and we’ve handpicked some of our faves to help you make the most of this beautiful weather. Whether you’re looking for a BBQ spot with a view, fantastic playgrounds for the kids, or a relaxing walk with your four-legged companion, we’ve got the perfect parks to suit your needs.
Best parks for a BBQ with a view…
Bicton Quarantine Park
Enjoy a BBQ with a breathtaking view of the river and lush greenery – plus the new shark net at the Baths opens up opportunities for summer playtime
Goolugatup Heathcote Reserve
Savour your BBQ while overlooking the serene Heathcote Inlet. You’ll also find an epic playground here and a cafe for that morning coffee.
Heaps of facilities here and all that space to delight in a BBQ picnic with a stunning view of the Swan River and Point Walter’s natural beauty.
Parks with the best playgrounds…
Davis Lawlor Park
A fun little nature play area with tables and seating to enjoy any number of the take-away options at the Attadale shops – you cant beat a burger from The Corner Store burgers paired with a take-away bottle from Neighbourhood Bottles!
Immerse your family in the Dr Seuss inspired playground with BBQ facilities, adjacent to almost 4 hectares of spectacular parklands.
Mount Henry Bridge Reserve
Discover a playground paradise with scenic surroundings and plenty of playtime fun just across from the Mount Henry Bridge on the Canning River.
Best parks for walking your dog…
Take your furry friend for a leisurely stroll off-lead with other like-minded local and enjoy views of the city across the Swan River.
Enjoy a relaxing walk while your dog explores the open spaces and lush greenery (on-lead only).
Treat your dog to an adventure on-lead around the lake or enjoy an off-lead play in the park surrounded by a scenic landscape.
For more information on these parks and to find a park that suits your specific requirements, you can use the handy filter search function on the City of Melville site here. There, you’ll discover detailed descriptions, amenities, and directions to your chosen park.