8 of the best parks at Alkimos Beach
Green spaces and inspiring places to discover this weekend
Get beyond your backyard, breathe in the fresh ocean air, and discover the wellbeing and environmental benefits of eight of the best parks around Alkimos Beach.
Purposefully designed by development partners Lendlease and DevelopmentWA, around one third of Alkimos Beach is reserved for parks, natural bushland and playing fields, and every home built is conveniently located within 400m of a green space.
Parks are vital to supporting a healthy lifestyle, encouraging us to be more active, with proven benefits to our happiness and wellbeing. At Alkimos Beach, our abundance of walkable, appealing public open spaces create places for the community to meet, recreate and connect. Interpretive signage trails and public art tell the stories of place, our public oval facilitates team sport and recreation, and the playgrounds, shaded picnic areas and grassy lawns encourage social neighbourhood gatherings.
Public open spaces help to keep our environment healthy too. The design of the Alkimos Beach parks assists in cleansing stormwater run-off from nearby roads and hard surfaces, while native plants provide food and habitat for local fauna – all while helping to keep our community cooler than suburbs that have less green space.
In celebration of Parks Week, we’re profiling eight of the best parks, that you’ll love to visit when you build your home at Alkimos Beach:
1. Graceful Park
Featuring inspiring art and creative cultural storytelling, Graceful Park is perfect for picnics, with shaded tables, benches equipped with charging points and play equipment for the kids.
The cultural public art embedded in the shade structures and on the ground was designed in collaboration with Whadjuk Noongar Traditional Owners and tells the story of the munga (fish) traps used by the local Aboriginal people.
Stop near the picnic shelter and listen to the audio stories of Alkimos Beach. These stories include a Welcome to Country, and present come of the different cultural, historical, and environmental layers that make our community special.
Located on the corner of Graceful Boulevard and Crowned Way.
2. Bristlebird Park
Bristlebird Park is set over three levels, with views out to the ocean and Eglinton Rocks. There’s a range of play equipment, barbecue facilities and comfortable grassed areas to soak up the serenity.
Located on Providence Drive and Bristlebird Circuit.
3. Fitness Park
Challenge yourself to the Alkimos Ascent fitness staircase and be rewarded with wonderful 360-degree views at the top. The Fitness Park also includes a range of outdoor fitness equipment, water fountains, a yoga relaxation zone and play areas for the kids.
Located on the corner of Pectoral Promenade and Leatherback Boulevard.
4. Leatherback Oval
Configured for football in winter and cricket in summer, Leatherback Oval is home to the local footy, lacrosse and cricket clubs – there’s a team for everyone! The newly opened Leatherback Pavilion provides a range of community facilities including change rooms, a public toilet, kitchen and function space.
If team sports aren’t your thing, the oval is also popular with dog walkers, fitness groups and as a jogging track.
Located on Leatherback Boulevard.
5. Bike Safety Course
Being able to ride to school and the shops is a key benefit for families who build at Alkimos Beach.
The bike safety course, located at Leatherback Oval, is designed for kids aged four and over to practise their riding skills. This ‘kid-sized’ course helps parents teach basic road rules for bike users.
Located at Leatherback Oval.
6. Trails and Bushland
Our trails and native bushland offer a wonderful opportunity to explore the community and immerse yourself in nature.
There are three interpretive signage trails around Alkimos Beach, each with a different theme to help you discover more about our rich history and environment.
7. Sunset Peak
If you’re looking for one of Perth’s best ocean views, go no further than Sunset Peak. This incredible lookout offers plenty of shaded seating to enjoy the view and soak up our famous WA sunsets.
Located on the corner of Leatherback Boulevard and Montana Crescent, Alkimos Beach.
8. Picasso Park at Alkimos Vista
Spread over 2.5 hectares of open green space, Picasso Park is located at the heart of Alkimos Vista, our sister community in Perth’s north.
A short drive or bike ride from Alkimos Beach, Picasso Park is home to the Cancer Council WA’s first ever SunSMART endorsed playground, featuring an in-ground trampoline, log balance course, swing and musical play area.
A marked running track, yoga space and exercise equipment encircle the large playing field with AFL goal posts. There is also a basketball court and table tennis tables.
Relax under the shady mature trees and enjoy a picnic or barbecues at the purpose-built facilities.
On the fringe of this park, you’ll find Sprout Hub, a place for the community to meet and connect over barista made coffee and local wares.
Located on Picasso Promenade, Alkimos Vista.
Build your new home in Perth’s coastal north and live well knowing that green open spaces are right on your doorstep.
Find out more about Alkimos Beach’s parks, trails and beach, browse land for sale or find a house and land package, and discover how our thoughtfully planned community with abundant green space can help you live well.