The Canning River Regional Park extends over 6km and offers a range of activities to suit all the family. The Kent St Weir area offers a great family day out with lots of facilities including toilets, drink fountains bike repair kit. There are seven things you can do with the family at Kent St Weir.
Have a Picnic – The Kent Street Weir area is perfect for a picnic with family or friends. There are large expanses of grass and some shady trees to throw your rug down. If you prefer there are a few covered gazebos with picnic tables and BBQs in the area. Or you could take the easy option and buy something take away from Canning River Cafe.
Playground – There is a good playground for kids in the park area. It is a sand based playground with swings, bouncy animals, climbing and a slide. The swing set has a toddler swing and standard swing. The play equipment has a small flying fox, wooden bridge and a slide. There is also a free standing chain climbing wall. To one side there are three small bouncy animals for the younger children. The playground is only shaded by trees so can get hot in the middle of the day or heat of summer. There is a bench on the edge of the playground and a picnic table nearby.
Bushwalks – The Park has sealed pathways through it which can be used for scooters or bikes. You can cross the bridge across the river and do a bushwalks. These paths are clear and well maintained but be aware snakes are seasonally active in the area. There is the 1.5 km Banksia Loop walk, 4km Butterflies, birds and bridges loop trail or the longer one way walk to Masons Landing. Many of the paths are sealed allowing pram access.
Canoeing or kayaking – The area is a popular launching spot for canoes and kayakes. The calm flat water makes it popular for beginner groups or a quiet paddle up the Canning River.
Castledere Miniature Railway – The Railway runs from the Wilson Park Station on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 10am to 2pm and extra days in the school holidays. The miniature railway is a must for little Thomas fans or train tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for children and under 2 free. The train ride is quite pretty and runs through the surrounding bushlands.
BMX track – As you come into the main park area there is a BMX bike track. Make sure protective gear and helmets are worn and children under 10 must be supervised. There is a park bench under a tree to supervise from. There s also a basketball hoop behind the BMX track for bigger kids to practice their shots.
Eco Education Centre – Visit the Eco Education Centre to learn about the animals and birds that live in the wetlands and bush around the park. Our 4 yr old daughter thought the stuffed animals on display were interesting, especially the cute possum coming out a log.
Located on Kent St in Cannington.
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