Deep Water Point reserve in Mount Pleasant is a very popular spot for swimming, boating, water sports, picnics and birthday parties. Over the past year, this widely popular spot has undergone some extensive changes and the final stage is now complete and reopened in the last week. The upgrade includes a new boating ramp, new foreshore revetment works, new climbing frame for kids, new set of swings, picnic benches and tables and bbq pits. There is also a new Dome cafe onsite.
The new playspace (located near Dome Cafe) for kids features a climbing frame with ‘resting’ pods. There are different heights and different rope challenges. The view up there is wonderful, overlooking the river and you might even get to spot some dolphins. This climbing frame however is suited for kids ages 3 and over in my opinion.
There is also a new set of swings over on the other side where the car park is located. It now includes various types of swing seats (including a basket swing, fully enclosed toddler seat, strap seat, orange boat seat, seat with back support and straps), catering to the need of every child.
They have also redone the landscaping around deep water point. Plenty of lush shady green areas for picnic and ball games or just for the kids to simply run around.
There are also new park and picnic benches and bbq pits located near both play areas. The new sandbank area near the water is also perfect for kids to build sandcastles and a good old dog around. There is also new pathway around the area perfect for scooting and riding around.
One of the major inclusion to deep water point is a brand spanking new Dome Cafe. It is probably the biggest and most spacious Dome Cafe in Perth. You can even book out a whole section for a private function/party.
We had school play date the other day and it accommodated all 12 of us very comfortably. The kids were kept occupied with colouring-in activity sheets whilst the adults got to have a nice chat. Apart from the seats inside, there are also plenty of outdoor seating space, for people with bikes, pets etc.
The outdoor seats also overlook the grass and climbing play space as well. They have quite an extensive kids menu, from breakfast, lunch to drinks. After our coffees, we went outside for a play on the grass patch and the older kids went for a climb. It was a perfect spot and the kids had an absolute ball.
There are plenty of parking spots as well (you only need to pay for parking if you have a trailer). But I would suggest to get in early as it gets really busy especially during the summer holiday season. Once you’re there, it is pretty hard to leave.
Deep Water Point Reserve and Dome Cafe
100 The Esplanade
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