Sixty years of Beatty Park

Published on Friday, 25 November 2022 at 1:44:07 PM

The year 1962 was a big year for WA, with a couple of history-making events that put us on the world map.

Astronaut John Glenn spotted Perth from space, while our own Beatty Park Leisure Centre hosted the British Empire and Commonwealth Games.

Built for the games, Beatty Park became an architectural icon thanks to its distinctive blue glass.

It was incredibly unique, and in the decades that followed the spectacular facility hosted everything from royals to Olympians to some of the world’s biggest bands.

The City of Vincent is celebrating 60 years of the much-loved Beatty Park with a 60s sundowner tonight and a retro family fun day on Saturday.

We’ve also released a short film to round out our Sixty Years of Beatty Park video series, which featured 12 people sharing their best moments and fondest memories of the centre.

The sundowner kicks off at 6pm. Tickets are available at the Beatty Park reception desk or online via Eventbrite.

The retro family fun day starts at 2pm on Saturday and will feature gogo dancers, living statues, a hula hooper, a bubble artist, a kombi photo booth, a craft workshop and pool inflatables. Regular entry fees apply.

For more information, head to Beatty Park website.

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