The new Oxford Street Reserve

The new Oxford Street Reserve key features

  • Extend the park to the north (up to ‘Cranked’) and close access into the carpark from Oxford Street
  • A unique and interesting children’s nature play area, fenced and extended with creative play equipment
  • Planting 60 additional trees (net gain of 60 trees)
  • Additional raised and shaded seating area that provides an uninterrupted view of the play area (for parents to relax with a coffee)
  • Existing large Canary Island date palm retained as a focal point, with new landscaping and seating, plus 60 additional trees planted
  • Working with YMCA HQ to remove the fence around the skate park to create a free and open skate space for everyone
  • Develop the southern end of the park as an active urban play area with a bocce pit, outdoor ping pong and chess tables
  • 45-degree angle parking bays retained and plantings to screen off the carpark and freeway
  • Crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) principles to ensure the park is open, well lit and safe

Click here for more information and to see the plans for the park and nature play area.

Town centre enhancements already achieved

  • Six new mature spotted gum trees planted on the Oxford Street median strip
  • Seven new street trees planted between Cranked and Ria (Jacarandas)
  • ‘Fairy’ lighting in the big trees at the Carr Street junction (more budgeted for this year)
  • Mural in the alley next to ‘Unison’ on Oxford Street by Yok, Sheryo and Graphite Crew
  • A fun new ‘cadillac’ bike rack (outside Fibber McGees) as part of our ‘alternative uses for car bays’ scheme
  • Also part of this scheme: Perth’s first New-York style pop-up ‘Parklet’ – free public spaces for everyone
  • Free WiFi for Leederville’s busy public open spaces in the town centre
  • We’ve added five new drinking/water filling stations around the town centre (working with the Water Corporation)

For more information

Please contact the Community Development team on 9273 6000 or

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