Our Park, Our Place: Groundlark Park, East Cannington

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The Our Park, Our Place project is a collaborative project between the City of Canning, Greening Australia, The Behaviour Change Collaborative and Lotterywest. The project aims to reconnect people with nature in their neighbourhood and enhance the well-being of residents in some of Perth’s most heat-stressed council areas. One park (on the traditional lands of the Noongar people) has been chosen in Bassendean, Bayswater, Belmont and Canning. At each of these parks Greening Australia will work with local residents to create cool green spaces through tree planting.


In the City of Canning, Groundlark Park in East Cannington was selected. East Cannington is one of the hottest suburbs in Canning and is expected to undergo significant infill development over the next 20 years, resulting in tree canopy loss. The Park currently has less than 10% tree canopy, which makes it a high priority for planting trees and vegetation. Greening of Groundlark Park will enhance biodiversity and allow greater movement of wildlife between natural areas. Part of the park functions as a drainage basin, so planting more trees will also improve water quality.


Over the course of the project, Greening Australia will organise workshops for you to learn more about the unique WA environment and how to take action to create a greener and more connected neighbourhood. Please visit the Greening Australia Our Park, Our Place project website for more information. To be part of the ongoing project, including educational workshops and planting days, please register so we can keep you up to date.


How can you get involved now?

Community engagement and hands-on involvement underpin this project. To assist with developing a design for the park, please follow the tabs below. Share your ideas and populate the interactive map to tell us about areas you currently use, suggested improvements, and areas you think would be good to introduce more trees and other plants. You might also have some ideas about where to make new paths, or maybe create a creative space for people, local animals and plants.


Check out the Sketch Map in the Print Pack for some inspiration. You can download these pages and use the Sketch Map to draw your ideas and make suggestions, before scanning or photographing it and sending it back to us via the UPLOAD YOUR IDEAS tab. You might like to grab the kids, head over to the park, and find out what ideas they might have!


We’d also like to know more what you think about local green spaces. Completing the survey (YOU & YOUR PARK) will help us understand what you think is important and will help with planning future spaces for your community.


Please note the public comment period closes on Monday 27 July 2020.



The Our Park, Our Place project is a collaborative project between the City of Canning, Greening Australia, The Behaviour Change Collaborative and Lotterywest. The project aims to reconnect people with nature in their neighbourhood and enhance the well-being of residents in some of Perth’s most heat-stressed council areas. One park (on the traditional lands of the Noongar people) has been chosen in Bassendean, Bayswater, Belmont and Canning. At each of these parks Greening Australia will work with local residents to create cool green spaces through tree planting.


In the City of Canning, Groundlark Park in East Cannington was selected. East Cannington is one of the hottest suburbs in Canning and is expected to undergo significant infill development over the next 20 years, resulting in tree canopy loss. The Park currently has less than 10% tree canopy, which makes it a high priority for planting trees and vegetation. Greening of Groundlark Park will enhance biodiversity and allow greater movement of wildlife between natural areas. Part of the park functions as a drainage basin, so planting more trees will also improve water quality.


Over the course of the project, Greening Australia will organise workshops for you to learn more about the unique WA environment and how to take action to create a greener and more connected neighbourhood. Please visit the Greening Australia Our Park, Our Place project website for more information. To be part of the ongoing project, including educational workshops and planting days, please register so we can keep you up to date.


How can you get involved now?

Community engagement and hands-on involvement underpin this project. To assist with developing a design for the park, please follow the tabs below. Share your ideas and populate the interactive map to tell us about areas you currently use, suggested improvements, and areas you think would be good to introduce more trees and other plants. You might also have some ideas about where to make new paths, or maybe create a creative space for people, local animals and plants.


Check out the Sketch Map in the Print Pack for some inspiration. You can download these pages and use the Sketch Map to draw your ideas and make suggestions, before scanning or photographing it and sending it back to us via the UPLOAD YOUR IDEAS tab. You might like to grab the kids, head over to the park, and find out what ideas they might have!


We’d also like to know more what you think about local green spaces. Completing the survey (YOU & YOUR PARK) will help us understand what you think is important and will help with planning future spaces for your community.


Please note the public comment period closes on Monday 27 July 2020.



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MAP YOUR PARK

12 days

Groundlark Park Map

To help us develop a design for this park, we want to know how you use Groundlark Park, how it could be improved and where you think new planting could occur. Use the map to identify places that are important to you and what you would like to see in the future.

Please note: While the image of Groundlark Park shows that a large portion of the park is underwater, this area of the park is a major component of this project. Part of Groundlark Park functions as a stormwater overflow drainage basin in the winter months,...

Groundlark Park Map

To help us develop a design for this park, we want to know how you use Groundlark Park, how it could be improved and where you think new planting could occur. Use the map to identify places that are important to you and what you would like to see in the future.

Please note: While the image of Groundlark Park shows that a large portion of the park is underwater, this area of the park is a major component of this project. Part of Groundlark Park functions as a stormwater overflow drainage basin in the winter months, however, it is dry in the summer months.  

How it works

You can select as many of the pins below as you like and add your comments to tell us more.

  • My places - what areas do you currently use or are your favourite areas within the park?
  • Place for improvement - what you think could make this area better?
  • Planting places - where you think more trees and plants could go?
  • Creative places - where you think art or interpretive signage could go?
  • More ideas - what other cool green places you would like to see at Groundlark Park?