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.

The concept design and planting palette, developed in consultation with the community, can be viewed on the Greening Australia website.


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Upcoming Events:

Art and Culture Workshop, Sunday October 3

Come down to the park to celebrate Whadjuk Noongar culture and the history of Mary Crescent Reserve in this hands on and interactive workshop guided by Belinda Cox from Djirrily Dreaming. There are two sessions available, the first is targeted at kids under 10 and the second session is for teenagers and adults. This is a free community event however there are limited spots so please register for your session and arrive 10 minutes early to sign in. All supplies will be provided along with light refreshments between sessions. To register please head to Our Park, Our Place: Art and Culture Workshop - Greening Australia - Greening Australia.

Gardening for Wildlife Workshop, Sunday October 17

Learn all about your feathered friends, how to attract them into your garden, and create an owl nesting box of your own. More details to come! Our Park, Our Place: Habitat Gardens Workshop - Greening Australia - Greening Australia

Mary Crescent Reserve Community Day, Sunday November 7, 9 am to noon
Come down for a day of fun activities in the sun to celebrate the achievements of the Our Parks, Our Place project. More details to come!

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 Behaviour 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