Sir James Mitchell Park, South Perth

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Sir James Mitchell Park is a park along the southern foreshore of Perth Water in Perth, Western Australia. It lies within the suburb of South Perth from Mends Street Jetty, to just south of Heirisson Island.

It is named after Sir James Mitchell, the 13th Premier of Western Australia

It was formerly a riverside area with a number of issues regarding management. In the 1950s market gardens were closed in the area.
Since the 1970s considerable effort has been made to improve amenity, access and environmental issues.
The South Perth City Council considers the park, or parts of it to be suitable for hire, and it has hosted numerous events since its improvements and landscaping.

As of December 2015 it is a very regularly used location for cyclists, runners and dog walkers around the river, with links to a circuit that continues around the whole of Perth Water, utilising pedestrian facilities on the Narrows Bridge and The Causeway.

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  • Sir James Mitchell, or "Jimmy Mitchell" as he was fondly called, was Premier and Governor of Western Australia, when the state was known as the place of "sin, sun sand and sore eyes." This lovely...  more »
  • This is a lovely well kept park with fantastic views across to the City of Perth. What I like is the electric grill for cooking and the covered in picnic benches. There is also a few nice little...  more »
  • Great park with lots going on. Perfect for a picnic with plenty of BBQs table settings and often food trucks of an evening (see South Perth Streets). Plenty of space to run around and play sports, walk your dog, or even have a swim at the beach (if you're game).
  • A great place to walk singly or with partners while enjoying the panoramic views of City of Perth skyline and Swan River up close. There is always some activities including dogs having exercise and games on the park. Family gathering for BBQ or enjoying a pleasant evening with the weekend food truck Funcats is a popular water sport for the activity seekers. Occasionally you get special events like Croquet and Concerts. The Big Wedgie water splash is currently being held through to January. A safe and peaceful environment.

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