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G.O. Edwards Park - Burswood

Updated: May 21

Located on the southern side of Great Eastern Highway in Burswood this park is only a short walk from the top end of Victoria Park. It is quite a large park with lovely grassed areas and a central lake complete with bird hide. Considering how close it is to such a busy highway it is remarkably peaceful! There are paths around the park with scattered natural play areas and exercise equipment, some located next to the climbing wall so the kids are busy while you do your reps! As well as barbecues and picnic benches there is a public toilet. There is limited 1 hour ticketed parking just off Burswood Road or you can head to the Hawthorne Place carpark which is also ticketed. Luckily parking is free and not time limited outside business hours (weekends).

The playground is dominated by the red tunnel slide cut into the hillside and also features a climbing wall, swings, sand digger, sound tubes and the Heritage Tree - a public art piece which has been transformed into an intriguing natural play space which will fire up your kids imagination.

Near the lake you will find the Heritage Circle public artwork which celebrates the Town of Victoria Park's unique indigenous and settlement history. The intricate carvings represent events and communities, transport, industry, architecture, flora and fauna and sport and recreation.

If you feel like a little wander you can walk along Burswood Road to look for street art, including Hayley Welsh's Never Stop Playing. You can continue through Charles Paterson Park to the causeway interchange and the heritage windmill and well.

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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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