The City of Bayswater has over 100 playgrounds within its parks and reserves. The majority of the City's playgrounds are local neighborhood style play areas and feature equipment such as swings, combination units and spring riders. Our more popular playgrounds are at Riverside Gardens in Bayswater, Bardon Park in Maylands and Robert Thompson Reserve in Noranda. These playgrounds are situated in central hubs and cater for all ages and abilities.
Located along Milne and King William Streets in Bayswater.
In addition to the well appointed playground featuring rubber soft fall, shade sails, fencing and exciting play equipment, this shady riverside retreat caters for the whole family with picnic tables/seating, barbecue facilities, large grassed areas suitable for kicking a football or flying a kite, walking paths, wheelchair access, public toilets, and ample parking.
Located on The corners of Bardon Place and Fourth Avenue in Maylands
This playground is nestled within the beautiful grounds of Bardon Park overlooking the Swan River in Maylands which is also home to the Maylands Yacht Club. The playground offers various methods of play including climbing, swinging and sand play. Bardon Park offers something for everyone with wide pathways, perfect for bike riding, picnic and barbeque facilities, bench seating and amazing views.
Robert Thompson Reserve
Located Benara Road Noranda
Completed in July 2010, Robert Thompson Reserve playground has become very popular with its extensive playground features. The toddler playground is fully enclosed with pool style fencing and overhead shade sails. This exciting playground grabs the imagination with fossil rocks just waiting to be discovered, a fire engine to climb and a backhoe to dig.
Older children can enjoy the play area with more challenging equipment such as a large combination unit, climbing rocks, large spinner, swings and much more facilities.
In addition to the playground, Robert Thompson Reserve also boasts large grassed areas, for kicking a ball with the kids and wide pathways perfect for bike riding, scooters, pram and wheelchair friendly.
Robert Thompson reserve is a dog on-lead area.
Facility Maintenance and Upgrades
With over 100 playgrounds, the City of Bayswater has an extensive playground upgrade program. Every two years the City commissions an independent audit of all of its playgrounds and an update of a 15 year plan, which ensures playgrounds meet Australian Standards and schedules an order in which playgrounds are upgraded or replaced. In addition to the independent audit, the City employs accredited staff to maintain the playground areas.
The City has several playgrounds featuring Shade sails, to avoid weather damage the shades are removed and stored annually for the winter. Shades are generally removed in April/May and reinstalled in late October each year. Playgrounds featuring shade sails are: Riverside Gardens, Robert Thompson Reserve, Gibbney Reserve, Bath Street Reserve, Alf Brooks Reserve, Bert Wright Reserve and Punty Reserve.