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Whiteman Park

Whiteman Park opened in 1986 takes its name from Mr Lew Whiteman (1903-1994) who bought land in the area in 1939 for the purpose of grazing cattle, before developing the popular picnic spot of Mussel Pool in the 1960s.

The land was purchased by the state government with the understanding that it be owned and used by the community in perpetuity.  The total area of the park is now 3811 hectares.

Whiteman Park is known for its biodiversity, including over 450 endemic plants and more than 120 vertebrate animals (some of which are rare and endangered). Over 17% of Western Australian bird species occur in Whiteman Park, including migratory birds attracted to the habitat provided by Bennett Brook and associated wetlands including Grogan's Swamp, a Conservation Category Wetland.

 

Transport heritage is strong at Whiteman Park. and dates back to the 1960s, when Lew Whiteman assembled a collection of wagons and machinery on the land he then owned around Mussel Pool.

Today, the Motor Museum of WA, Tractor Museum of WA, Bus Preservation Society of WA, Western Australian Light Railway Preservation Association (operating Bennett Brook Railway) and the Perth Electric Tramway Society (operating the Whiteman Park Heritage Tramway), hold significant transport heritage collections and provide rides and displays for visitors.

 

Whiteman Park includes bushwalking trails, bike paths, sports facilities and playgrounds. There are numerous picnic areas and barbeques. In addition there is a Children's Forest.

Contact Us

Lot 99 Lord Street
Whiteman Western Australia  6068

Tel:(08) 9938 3321
Fax:(08) 9984 3321

Email: whiteman@parks.wa.gov.au

Opening Days and Times

8.30am - 6.00pm Every day of the year

Cost

Free

Amenities

  • Disabled Access
  • Wheelchair accessible toilets
  • Bike racks
  • Kiosk
  • Kitchen
  • Pets allowed
  • Tables & Chairs
  • Toilets

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Guildford Courthouse
Cnr Meadow and Swan Streets
Guildford

Phone: +61 8 9207 8899
Email: visitorcentre@swan.wa.gov.au
PO Box 196 Midland WA 6936
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