Catering for so many different activities, Banks Reserve is a prize stretch of parkland resting between Joel Tce and the Swan River in East Perth. Standing at the top of the hill affords you an impressive vantage point to take in the views of the river or check out the activity below.
View to the Swan
If you were there from early morning you would see the bootcamp class taking advantage of the steep incline of the hill and a flat concreted area below for exercising. On the other side of the park the cyclist and walkers go back and forwards along the path by the river. This is actually a section of the City of Vincent Wetlands Heritage Trail that links many of the city's parks and points of interest. The pathway also has a number of stations with equipment and instructions for various exercises
Wetlands Heritage Trail
Exercise stations along the cycleway
Later in the day particularly on weekends picnickers come to sit under a tree by the river or utilize one of the BBQs there. Children make use of the playground equipment and there is usually someone casting a line into the river.
BBQ and Playground
In the afternoon there is often a game of soccer or sports club training and of course the steady influx of the after work health conscious folk either by wheel or on foot.
Amphitheatre built into the hill
If you didn't know about it before perhaps Banks Reserve (originally known as Swan Street Reserve) can inspire you to get outside and appreciate what is literally on Perth's doorstep.