Parks & Reserves

The City has four categories of parks - Regional, District, Neighbourhood and Local - dependent on their location and size. The type of infrastructure within each park is determined by these categories. Infrastructure includes toilets, BBQ's, playgrounds, seating, picnic tables, paths, shelter, water fountains, bike racks, informal BMX tracks and basketball courts.

The City of Albany manages many attractive reserves, parks, buildings and other facilities that are available for hire.

If you are planning a meeting, wedding, school excursion, function or simply an informal get-together at one of the following venues, please ensure that you make a formal booking so that you are fully aware of what is permitted at each venue. By booking a venue, the City can ensure that the location is not double-booked and that routine maintenance of park grounds is not in progress.

Alison Hartman Gardens

Located in the heart of Albany's city centre, the newly enhanced Alison Hartman Gardens contains considerable cultural and historical value. Located on York Street between the historic school site (student housing development) and Tourism & Information Hub, the redevelopment of Alison Hartman Gardens represents a unique opportunity to identify and celebrate our local community, culture and environment.

Alison Hartman Gardens Aerial

Anzac Peace Park

The ANZAC Peace Park site is an area of reclaimed land appropriated for the purpose of designing a landscape of peace.
The site is also important for its central location at the end of Albany’s main commercial spine. York Street, forming a direct link between city and harbour. It is an iconic location connecting city and harbour, endowed with multiple symbolic associations.

Anzac Peace Park aerial

Peace PArk

Eyre Park (Middleton Beach)

Located between Garden Street and Adelaide Crescent in Middleton and only 500m from Middleton Beach, Eyre Park is the site of an All Abilities Play Space. A community hub where all ages and abilities can experience fun and challenging play alongside their friends and family. Nine pieces of play equipment are specifically for all abilities with internal paths and rubber soft fall for access. Additional play equipment includes a flying fox, swings, climbing ropes, music, sensory and sand play. There are also large open spaces with lakes, BBQ's, gazebo, picnic tables, toilets, basketball court, drinking fountain and dual use pathways for cyclists and pedestrians.  Basketball court is under lights until 9pm every night

Eyre Park

Emu Point

Located on Oyster Harbour and Emu Beach, Emu Point has a playground suitable for all ages that includes climbing ropes and an accessible birds nest swing. Other infrastructure includes BBQ's, toilets and picnic tables. A swimming jetty is located within the bay and a dual use path extends from here to Middleton Beach. A beach wheelchair is available with access to the beach, with the key located at the Emu Point Café.

Emu Point

Ellen Cove / Middleton Beach Park

Located at Middleton Beach Foreshore this park has two playgrounds; one at Ellen Cove that includes a large wooden ship and viking swing and another closer to the caravan park that is more suitable for younger users. There are also toilets, BBQ's, picnic tables, drinking fountain, pontoon, jetty and a dual use path that extends to Emu Point and into the Albany CBD.

Middleton Beach

Cull Park (Mira Mar)

Located on the corner of Bathurst and Campbell Road, this Park has a playground suitable for younger children which includes sand play, dinosaur slide and a basket swing. This park has lakes that support many bird species, a gazebo, BBQ, toilet, bike racks, picnic table and paths.

Cull Park

Mills Park (Little Grove)

Located on Grove St East, this park has a toilet, BMX track, playground, picnic table, paths and has recently been upgraded to add a BBQ shelter, log climbing frame and basket swing.

Mills Park

Lange Park (Bayonet Head)

Located on Lange Street, this large open space has great views to Oyster harbour with picnic tables, playground and basketball court.

Lange park

 Other Local Parks

  • Bob Thompson Garden
  • Bovell Park
  • Frenchman Bay
  • Lawley Park
  • Nurses Memorial Gardens

If the venue you wish to book is not listed above, please contact the Customer Service team on (08) 6820 3000 or by emailing customerservice@albany.wa.gov.au.

 Grounds Booking & Hire Form

In addition to our larger parks there are many local parks throughout the suburbs in Albany, which have grassed areas, paths, seating and some play equipment, such as Baltic Ridge in Yakamia.

Local Parks

Natural environment

Some parks have naturally occurring vegetation that supports flora and fauna habitat. Vegetation in drainage areas in particular are important as they help take up nutrients and improve water quality.