Feature urban park: Canning River Regional Park

Canning River Regional Park

Experience the tranquillity of the Canning River Regional Park, an oasis of calm in the middle of urban Perth. Tucked away in Perth’s southern suburbs, this regional park, with a river running through it, provides an important habitat for a range of waterbirds and offers people an escape from the stresses of city life. It is especially peaceful and quiet when explored from a kayak on the river.

The Canning River Regional Park is the largest of eight regional parks within the Perth metropolitan area. The park covers approximately six kilometres of the Canning River between Nicholson Road and Shelley Bridge (Leach Highway). Canning River is a major tributary of the Swan River.

Kent Street Weir and Wilson Park have good parking, toilets, boat or canoe access and picnic facilities including barbeques. There is also an “eco” centre which houses historical and ecological information, as well as being the location for environmentally focussed educational activities. The river can also be crossed via the Kent St Weir Bridge, providing access to large areas of the Park. Four interpretive dual use trails run through the park.

For more information https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/canning-river