Also known as the "Pirate Ship playground", because of the it's main feature -a wooden ship that kids can climb up and down - there are also swings and other equipment for toddlers.
|The Pirate ship|
Set high up on a hill, with 180 degree views over the Swan River, the park also has one of the best views over the city of Perth across the river, as well as other upmarket suburbs surrounding the river. There is also a walking trail close to the water below.
|Views over Perth city CBD, across from the River Swan|
|There are small "ship like bows" from where you can sightsee|
|Views of the coast towards Applecross|
Formerly housing a mental hospital that operated from 1929 to 1994, the buildings now house the Heathcote Cultural Centre, and The Heathcote Museum and Gallery, a wonderful restaurant - Bluewater Grill, and a kiosk selling take-away coffee and food, with an outdoor eating area overlooking the playground.
The parking lot is limited, specially during restaurant opening times, but parking is also available down the hill.
Apart from the kid's playground, there are gas barbeques as well as tables and chairs available for those who like to picnic under the shady trees.
|Barbecue and in the distance you can see one of the ship "prow" from where you take photos|
The late Hollywood actor Heath Ledger, grew up in this neighbourhood, and in the park you can see a memorial plaque placed by his family.
|Roundabout at the entrance to Heathcote with a nice "flower" sculpture|
|Sculpture of an Octopus that can be seen on the mast of the Pirate ship|
|Outside wall with interesting brick rope work|
In the parking lot, on the trees above the cars the birds greeted us with their loud shrieking.
Hope you also enjoyed seeing the pictures of another one of Perth's beautiful places.
Sunday, 26th April 2015