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Mabel Talbot Park Jolimont

Updated: Feb 10



We parked in the carpark on Maddox Lane off Jersey Street in Jolimont. This car park is alongside Henderson Park playing fields so parking may be tricky if games are being played but there are also street side bays along Jersey Street.


The path from the car park features inserts describing the Noongar Six Seasons.


Mabel Talbot is ideal if you have a multi aged family as the playing fields, the basketball hoop or the flat grassy areas can keep older children busy while you and the younger ones play on one of the two playgrounds. The whole family can enjoy a short 30 minute walk, scooter or cycle around Jolimont Lake. The limestone path immediately around the lake is flat enough for prams and bikes and there are also smoother paved paths around the perimeter of the park.



Sections of the lake have fencing but most of the lake is unfenced. Large trees provide plenty of shade and there are several viewing platforms where you can look out over Jolimont Lake. There are large signs describing all the waterbirds you might spot on the lake.



Starting from Maddox Lane we came across an interesting sculpture before beginning our walk around the lake in a clockwise direction.

On the southern side of the lake there is a small pirate themed playground with benches, barbecues, swings, a drink fountain and grassed area for ball games.


Continue around the lake and you come to a bench in memory of Granny Clara Layland...a great place to sit and reflect as you gaze across the lake.



As you continue to loop around the lake there is a great little ninja style nature playground with ropes and beams.


There are no toilet facilities at Mabel Talbot Park however there are toilets at the Henderson Park club rooms.


Updated December 2023


You can also visit Mabel Talbot Park as part of the self guided City of Subiaco walk - Jolimont and Daglish: https://www.outandaboutfnc.com/post/walking-subiaco-jolimont-and-daglish


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In the spirit of reconciliation Out and About- Family Nature Connection acknowledges the traditional owners of the Wadjak boodjar (Perth land) and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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