Modern city life can be stressful. That’s why it’s so important to have access to places where we can all take a moment to unwind and reconnect with the natural world. Thanks to the abundance of great public parks within Subiaco, there’s no need to head out to the countryside to be able to enjoy some fantastic green spaces.
Whether seeking a great picnic spot or perhaps needing a few minutes to sit and soak up some tranquility, make sure you check out this list of some of the area’s most beautiful public parks.
Crossed by paths lined with imposing Norfolk Pines, Mueller Park is definitely one of Subi’s most easily identifiable parks. Wide open grassed areas perfect for picnics are complemented by a fantastic children’s playground, public toilets, picnic tables and a shaded bbq area, so this park has got everything covered for all of your alfresco entertainment needs.
150 Roberts Rd, Subiaco
Why have lunch in the office when you can enjoy it under the shade of a tree by a beautiful lake? Watching the water birds (including some resident Black Swans) paddle around is a great way of taking one’s mind off your busy schedule for a while. It’s also within easy walking distance of the train station.
2/22 Juniper Bank Way, Subiaco
Speaking of waterbirds, there are few better places to observe them than the wetland area of Lake Jualbup. Located in Shenton Park, this peaceful lakeside sanctuary is home to a wide array of native fauna and flora. There’s also a gazebo and a great children’s playground, so the kids can burn off some extra energy while the adults relax with a good book or indulge in a bit of bird watching.
Corner Lake Ave and Herbert Road, Shenton Park
Located at the corner of Rokeby and Hamersley Road, Rankin Gardens is a little slice of green loveliness in downtown Subi. Notable for the Fallen Soldiers Memorial (a fantastic red brick neoclassical clock tower/war memorial), it’s the perfect place to perch on park bench amongst the trees and enjoy a few minutes of peace and quiet.
138L Hamersley Rd, Subiaco
When it comes to great parks in Subi, Theatre Gardens pretty much has everything that we could possibly wantt. This includes public toilets, a BBQ area, sculptures, open green spaces, water fountains, shaded picnic tables, a sensational wooden playground area and plenty of open green spaces to spread the picnic blankets out on. Need we say more?
Corner Bagot Road and Hansman Rd, Subiaco