Fremantle Stuff > Parks

See also: Streets, Fremantle Park.

Parks and Reserves

Booyeembara Park

Cantonment Hill

East Fremantle Oval

Esplanade Park

Florence Park is on the corner of Marine Terrace and what used to be Florence Street, now unfortunately named King William Street after a dead white male.

Fremantle Oval

Fremantle Park

The Green

Grigg Park adjoins Grigg Place, Hilton (maybe it is Grigg Place)

James Moore Pioneer Park, Hampton & Lefroy Rds, Beaconsfield

Kitson Park

Pioneer Park

Princess May Park

Richmond Raceway, the former trotting track, retains Raceway Park. George Booth Park and Marjorie Green Park are also both (tiny) bits of it.

Other Parks

Baker Square is surrounded by Dianne, Ommanney, Weavell, and Mortlock Streets, Hamilton Hill.

Bushy Park was an early name for Fremantle Park, or at least the eastern part of it, where John Curtin school is now.

Bruce Lee Oval, Beaconsfield. Bruce William Francis Lee was a member of the Fremantle City Council, 1941–1968, and Chairman of the Council's Ovals and Parks committee.

Davis Park, Beaconsfield, is a tiny remnant of Mulberry Gardens, which was part of a farm. Established in the 1860s, it consisted of 2-3 acres of H.M. Lefroy’s vineyard and orchard. Curedale's farm was here.

gibsonFrank Gibson Park, Forrest Street, Fremantle. Sir Frank Ernest Gibson (1878-1965) was a pharmacist and Mayor of Fremantle 1920-23, 1927-29, 1929-1951. >
Originally Cornwall Street, it was changed in 1922-23. Formerly Gibson Park.

Gilbert Fraser Oval, John Street, North Fremantle. Gilbert Fraser (1894-1958) was a Member of the Legislative Council of WA 1928-1958. He was also president of the North Fremantle Amateur Football Club 1932 -1941, 1946-1953. See also Gilbert Fraser Grandstand.

Horrie Long Reserve was formerly known as the Holland St Reserve, but changed 1971. Long was a Councillor 1948-74.

J. Dolan Reserve, East Fremantle. John Dolan (1901-1986) was MLC (1963-1974) and a Cabinet Minister. He was also a teacher at Beaconsfield, Fremantle Boys School, Fremantle Boys High School and John Curtin High School. Named by East Fremantle Council in 1982.

John Tonkin Reserve, East Fremantle. John Trezise Tonkin AC (1902-1995) was MLA for North-East Fremantle, 1933-1950 and Premier of WA 1971-1974. Named by East Fremantle Council in 1982.

lockeLocke Park is named for Herbert J. Locke, Mayor of East Fremantle 1924-31, 1934-44, as is Locke Crescent. >

Parmelia Park is adjacent to Parmelia St, both named after the ship (after 1948) as is the Parmelia Bank. Parmelia St was known as Attfield Lane in 1934-1935, changed 1935/1936.

Ulrich Park was named for East Fremantle Mayor Vic Ulrich, 1964-74.

Virginia Ryan Park, off Watkins St, Fremantle. Named in 1992 to commemorate the efforts of Virginia Ryan (-1992) as a local resident and community worker.

Wauhop Park. Like the adjacent Street, named for William Wauhop, who was Mayor 1944-1964.

Wilson Park, South Fremantle. J E Wilson was a Town Councillor, 1921-1935.

References and Links

See also: streets, places, people.

Caldwell, Kate 1931, 'Fremantle street names', Early Days: Journal of Royal WA Historical Society, 1, 9: 45-57; republished in Ewers, infra.

Ewers, John K. 1971, The Western Gateway: A History of Fremantle, Fremantle City Council, with UWAP, rev. ed. [1st ed. 1948].

Hitchcock, JK 1929, The History of Fremantle, The Front Gate of Australia 1829-1929, Fremantle City Council.

Fremantle History Centre, City of Fremantle Place Names Index.

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