Mary Crescent Reserve

The Our Park, Our Place project at Mary Crescent Reserve is a collaborative project aimed at reconnecting people with nature in their neighbourhood.

It has a strong focus on working together with local governments in some of Perth’s most heat-stressed areas to enhance the wellbeing of residents. One park (on the traditional lands of the Noongar people) has been chosen in each local government area of Bassendean, Bayswater, Belmont and Canning. At each park, we are working with local residents to create cool green places by introducing more planting and trees to enhance existing green spaces.

Throughout the project the Community will be invited to have their say about how they use the park and its facilities and what they best think will benefit the community. There will be community planting projects, workshops and a focus on sustainability and water wise programs, we will retain all the current uses of the park including the playground and as a space for dog walking. You can participate by coming along to the events and workshops, having your say on the surveys and letting us know what you expect of a community space.


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Mary Crescent Reserve Street Verge Transformation Project

To further support residents in reducing urban heat, connecting with natural areas and to provide additional benefits such as biodiversity linkages between Mary Crescent Reserve and other green spaces, improved aesthetics and mental health benefits, the Town is running a pilot verge transformation project in the area. The program will include the provision of native plants and some verge preparation services to the residents, with the residents to complete the preparation, planting and maintenance of the verges. The Town is seeking seek expressions of interest (EOI) from residents situated in the areas surrounding Mary Crescent Reserve (please refer to the map in the EOI form for the project boundary). If you would like to be involved in this pilot project, please fill in the form below and send to or call 9377 8000 before 31 March 2021.

2021 Street Verge Makeover Expression of Interest

Project Supporters

Greening Australia

Greening Australia(External link) will organise workshops for the community to learn more about the unique WA environment and take action to create a greener and more connected neighbourhood. (External link)

Greening Australia

Water Corporation

Water Corporation's Drainage for Liveability Program supporting how water can make our communities more sustainable, productive, resilient and liveable.(External lin

Water Corporation's Drainage for Liveability Program

(External link)


Thank you to Lotterywest for providing funding towards the project

Behaviour Change Collaborative

Thank you for the Behavior Change Collaborative for collating and analysing the community feedback

Behaviour Change Collaborative


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Project Timeline
  • Gather Community Ideas

    For park design and attitudes towards local Green Spaces
  • Presentation of Proposed Design

    December 2020
  • Community Workshops

    Planting Preparation Days and Community Workshops Early 2021
  • Ground-works Undertaken

    Early 2021
  • Community Planting Days

    Winter 2021
  • Community Survey and Evaluation

    Winter 2021
  • Community Celebration

    Spring 2021