A small nature play area is located near the mural (southern end of the park). It has a water play feature, log steppers, a balance beam, log stilts and is suitable for young children.
The large, open air pavilion has bench seating and is a great spot for shade during the day. In the evening, the pavilion is lit.
This space also has a microscope station to analyse water samples and be booked by school groups. School groups can book the pavilion and microscope station by contacting our bookings team – 1300 422 664.
Solar panels on the pavilions's roof provide renewable energy to help power the park and offset its energy usage.
Use the bridge to get to the Canning City Centre. It runs from the Wharf Street side of the park to Leila Street and is lit at night. The colour of the lighting automatically changes in response to the dissolved oxygen (DO) level in the water.
A boardwalk surrounds the water and has benches to sit down and view plants and wildlife in the park.
A viewing platform is part of the pavilion area on the Wharf Street side of the park. It is a great spot to sit and relax, observe the plants and wildlife, use the free WiFi and charge your device at a charging station.
Take a walk around the park and admire the different plants and wildlife that grow and live here. You can see the nutrient stripping wetland, spot where water comes into the basin and check out the pump that sends water downstream into further treatment wetlands before it enters the Canning River. You can also see how the different types of plants and structures provide homes for wildlife. What animals can you spot?
A large mural has been painted on a 40m wall on the Wharf Street side of the park. Designed and painted by two Perth artists, Brenton See and Jade Dolman, the mural is a celebration of water, the site’s plants and wildlife and the Whadjuk Noongar people's connection to water and the landscape.
The Whadjuk Noongar people have always used the knowledge of the environment, water and living things to tell them when the seasons change, when to hunt, fish and gather berries and roots. Over thousands of years, they have used sustainable practices to manage natural resources. The mural captures the story of moving across the land in response to the changing seasons and water movements.
Mural colour and symbol meanings
White – place of water (gnargagin)
Blue – sky (worl)
Green – country (boodja)
Orange – pathways (bidi)
Circles – meeting place
(Banksia prionotes) Milkmaids
(Conostylis aculeata) Stout Paperbark
Mangles Kangaroo Paw
(Anigozanthos manglesi) Candlestick Banksia
Motorbike Frog (Litoria moorei) South-western Snake-necked Turtle (Chelodina colliei)
Carnaby's Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus latirostris) Marbled Gecko (Christinus marmoratus)
Smart Canning is an augmented reality (AR) app that lets you be a scientist, play games and learn about water in the park. You can download the app from the Apple App Store
or Google Play
to use it in the park.