Visitor information

Frequently asked questions

  • What time does the park open and close each day?

    Burswood Park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

  • Is the park accessible for people with prams or with a disability?

    Yes, Burswood Park is fully accessible.

  • Can I bring my dog to the park?

    Yes, but please keep your dog on a lead at all times. A $200 fine applies for unrestrained dogs. 

  • Can I use the lakes in the park for swimming or boating?

    No. For the protection of our native birds, swimming, boating or other recreational activities are not permitted on the lakes within Burswood Park, except with prior approval.

  • Is there a café in the park?

    Burswood Park is home to Bilya Café. Ideally located just near the playground, the café is open 7am to 2pm Monday to Friday; and 8am to 3pm on weekends – providing visitors, local workers, and commuters with a great place to enjoy a coffee, a refreshing cool drink or a light snack.

    Nearby, Crown Perth, The Camfield and Optus Stadium also offer a variety of dining options.

  • Do I need to pay for parking?

    There are a number of parking options on the Burswood Peninsula. Parking provided by Burswood Park is free and currently unlimited. Parking limits (4P) will come into effect from 1 February 2020 at two of Burswood Park’s six car parking areas, being the car parks adjacent to the children’s playground and to the Telethon Community Cinemas on Resort Drive.

    Please note that car parking managed by nearby Crown Perth is fee-for-use, so payment may be required if you use these privately managed car parks when you visit Burswood Park.

  • Can I book the gazebos?

    No. Our gazebos cannot be booked they are used on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Are there baby changing facilities?

    Yes, our main toilet block near the playground and picnic areas includes a family room.

  • Are there shower facilities at the park?

    Showers are not provided.

  • Is the park accessible by public transport?

    Yes, there is a bus stop right outside the park for those heading east along Great Eastern Highway, and the Burswood and Stadium train stations are also nearby.

    Plan your journey to Burswood Park.

  • Can I hold an event in the park?

    Private events, such as family gatherings and birthday parties, are encouraged in the park and we welcome patrons to enjoy our spectacular parklands and facilities.

    Burswood Park is also proud to host a number of major charity and community events each year, along with a limited number of corporate events.

    The Swan Shell is also a popular wedding venue at Burswood Park. Bookings are essential.

    Read our information about hosting an Event in Burswood Park or phone 9361 4475.

  • Can catered events be hosted within the park?

    Burswood Park welcomes personal gatherings within the park, however catering companies are not permitted at private events in the park.

  • Can I have my wedding at Burswood Park?

    The Swan Shell is a popular venue for wedding ceremonies, and the only area of Burswood Park that can be reserved for this purpose. 

    Bookings are essential and we encourage those considering our venue to review our conditions of hire prior to enquiring about availability or making a booking.

  • I lost something in the Park. What can I do?

    If you have misplaced an item in the Park, it may have been handed in to our office. Please email or phone 08 9361 4475 during business hours to check if it has been handed in.

  • I found something in the Park. Where do I take it?

    If you have found something of value in the Park, you are welcome to hand it in to our office during business hours, located at the corner of Glenn Place and Victoria Park Drive.

  • Who owns Burswood Park?

    Burswood Park is owned by the Western Australian Government and is managed by the Burswood Park Board.

  • How can I provide feedback or lodge a complaint?

    We welcome feedback from visitors to the park and encourage you to complete our feedback form.

  • Why is a new pathway being built at Burswood parklands?

    There is currently a single pathway that runs along the foreshore through Burswood Park.

    In 2020, there was a dramatic surge in bike riding throughout the Perth metropolitan area. The increase was attributed to the impact of COVID-19 as more people looked to outdoor activities.

    Coupled with this increase in cycling in Perth, pedestrian traffic through Burswood parklands has also increased significantly since Optus Stadium opened in 2018, with up to 60,000 patrons moving through the park on every major event day.

    It became apparent that providing a separate dual use path was necessary to ensure the continued safety of members of the public who visit or commute through the park.

    The new pathway will stretch between The Causeway and immediately south of the WA Recreational Water Sports Association. It is one kilometre long and will add to the three kilometres of existing cycle and pedestrian path network flanked by public open spaces.

    During the construction period, a temporary closure of two Burswood Park car parks will be in place. They include the car park off Resort Drive near the toilet block, and the smaller car park next to the playground.

    In the meantime, there are still a range of free and paid parking options available for park visitors. Visit Car Parking to find out more.

    The new pathway is expected to be completed in early 2024.

  • Will the pathway be suitable for cyclists, pedestrians, or both?

    The new pathway has been designed to cater for commuters and those seeking to move more quickly through the park including fast-moving cyclists and e-transport riders. It is anticipated that the existing pathway, along the river foreshore will become the main thoroughfare for pedestrians, recreational cyclists and wheel-based passengers.