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Hyde Park

A beautiful inner-city park with a lake, walking trail, playgrounds and barbecues. Spaces within Hyde Park are available for hire.


Corner of Vincent and William Streets, Perth WA 6000


Hyde Park is a beautiful inner-city park bounded by Vincent, Glendower, Throssell and William Streets.

Prior to European settlement, Hyde Park was known as Boodjamooling or ‘Third Swamp’. As a registered Aboriginal site of significance, it was an important camping, hunting and ceremonial site for the Whadjuk Noongar people.

Hyde Park was gazetted as a public garden in 1897 and in 1899, was named Hyde Park after London’s park of the same name.

A lake was formed in the centre of the park, surrounded by over 600 introduced trees, including Pine, Plane, Jacaranda, Moreton Bay Figs and Port Jackson Figs. In 1913 the lake was dredged and the soil was used to create two islands, with a walkway separating the lake in two. 

In the 1960s, Hyde Park underwent a refurbishment which introduced play equipment, barbecues, lighting and upgraded pathways. With more people now using the park, the first Hyde Park Festival was held in 1968, continuing until 1985. The festival was resurrected as the Hyde Park Fair in 1988 and continues annually today.

In 1998, Hyde Park was added to the State Register of Heritage Places and in 2002, a Conservation Plan was prepared to ensure any further developments are in line with the park’s cultural heritage significance.


In the centre of Hyde Park, there is a lake feature which is divided into two basins with islands. Each portion of the lake has an island occupied by breeding birds.

Hyde Park has plenty of picnic spaces and park benches for the community to enjoy.

Other facilities include:

  • Children’s play areas.
  • Playground and sand pit located on the corner of Glendower Street and William Street.
  • Accessible playground located on the corner of Glendower Street and Throssell Street.
  • Liberty Swing located on the corner of Glendower Street and Throssell Street.
  • Hyde Park Water Playground located on the corner of Vincent Street and Throssel Street (seasonal opening times apply).
  • Two public toilets, including disabled toilets and baby change table located on Throssell Street and William Street.
  • Four barbecues located near the playgrounds.
  • Two gazebos, including a wedding gazebo (HP1) and event gazebo (HP16) located beside Hyde Park Water Playground.
  • Stage Area (HP4).
  • Disabled access ramps.
  • Water fountains.
  • Kiosk.

Click here to view a map of Hyde Park.

Programs & Activities

Parking & Access

Free three-hour parking is available on the streets surrounding Hyde Park.

It can get very busy on weekends and during summer, so it may be worthwhile considering public transport.

Hyde Park is very accessible via bus, with the 60, 950, 960 and 990 bus routes passing near Hyde Park.

Hyde Park is also a leisurely 20-minute walk from Perth train station.


Dogs are welcome at Hyde Park but must be kept on a lead at all times. Bins and bags are available for dog owners.




Hyde Park is an ideal location for wedding ceremonies, birthdays, picnics and community events.

Hyde Park has been divided into 17 zones that are available for hire via our online booking system, Spacetoco.

This includes two gazebos; a wedding gazebo (HP1) and an event gazebo (HP16) ideal for kid’s birthday parties, due to its location next to Hyde Park Water Playground.

There is also a stage (HP4) available for hire.

To help you plan your event, please view the availability calendars on Spacetoco to see when your desired area in Hyde Park has been booked.

More information

For further information, you can contact the City of Vincent via facilitybookings@vincent.wa.gov.au or (08) 9273 6034.

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