The City of Kalamunda maintains approximately 790.66 hectares of public open space for the enjoyment of residents, sporting clubs and community organisations. Many of our Parks are natural areas that have been set aside for conservation of our local flora and fauna.
The number of natural parks within the City is relatively high by industry standards and may be one of the reasons City of Kalamunda Parks are so popular. The City of Kalamunda residents and visitors are able to enjoy bushland, playgrounds or sporting events all year round.
Many of the City’s parks are developed. This means that they have:
To strike the right balance between quality and cost, the City maintains its Parks and Reserves to a ‘fit for purpose’ standard. This means that the Parks and Reserves present and function to a standard in keeping with its intended purpose and the way residents use the park or reserve.
Many of our reserves are looked after by Environmental Services and the dedicated Friends Groups. Friends Groups are volunteers and provide their time to help maintain and re-vegetate their reserves with native flora and fauna.
Find out more about Friends Groups here.
The City has many sporting reserves offering sporting activities all year round, with various clubs using the City’s Ovals and their facilities.
Sports turf surfaces are required to be maintained to a higher standard than passive recreational Parks. Guess work is not enough to meet appropriate standards such as SAA HB49.2 Sporting Facilities Manual. To achieve this, the City takes a more technical data-based approach such as using soil and grass leaf tissue testing to ensure the right amount of fertiliser and water is used. This scientific approach also reduces waste and saves water and money.
The City also measures the amount of soil moisture evaporation and transpiration of turf grass to govern our watering, as well as measuring thatch and organic fines to guide our renovation programs. By reducing the thatch water and fertiliser is able to percolate efficiently through to the soil profile to be taken up by the turf grass roots.
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The City of Kalamunda provides a large number of active and passive reserves for a wide range of community activities.
Local residents, community groups, schools, and visitors enjoy bushland, playgrounds, and sporting reserves all year round.
You can view a full list of parks, playgrounds and reserves via In My City or by contacting the City on (08) 9257 9999.