The City manages over 795 classified parks and amenity areas including sports fields, parklands, natural areas, community facilities, street gardens and public access ways covering an area of 1890 hectares within an area of 560 square kilometres and includes 19 suburbs and localities from coastal plain suburbs to the hills environment.
The City also manage a large area of open space through well managed scheduled operational maintenance services, regular service inspections along with the delivery of annual capital development and asset renewal projects.
A two week maintenance period program is scheduled at all City reserves in between seasons.
Find out about current/recent upgrades and projects.
See Sporting reserves for information on reserves for hire and line marking.
The City of Armadale’s Parks Facilities Strategy aims to strengthen the design, implementation and management of public open space and associated infrastructure.
The strategy is intended to address the diverse community needs and expectations through the appropriate provision of space, form and infrastructure.
Armadale is one of the fastest growing areas in Perth and with this rapid urban sprawl comes a loss of tree canopy and a greater need to plant and maintain trees in our neighbourhoods, creating what is known as an 'urban forest'.
Armadale was one of the first WA councils to develop an Urban Forest Strategy (UFS), identifying what needs to be done to protect and enhance this prized green infrastucture.
The strategy guides the establishment and ongoing maintenance associated with planting a large number of additional trees in the City’s parks, reserves and streetscapes.
The vision of the City of Armadale Urban Forest Strategy is to strengthen a diverse landscape character through allocating suitable tree diversity, to be proactive in appropriate landscape planning while showcasing the City’s botanic heritage and to distinguish an expanding ‘tree change’ destination from the existing Perth vernacular.
Benefits of Urban Forests
Urban forests have countless benefits including:
- Increasing property value (by more than $1,400)
- Reducing heating and cooling costs by an estimated 12% per annum
- People are encouraged to stay longer in well treed commercial areas
- People are encourageed to use open spaces more often where there are well treed parks, gardens and streets
- Increases the creation of liveable, healthy and desirable communities
- Keeping temperatures down in Summer
One mature 30 metre tree can absorb as much as 22kg of carbon and produce more than 2,700 kg of oxygen a year.
Additionally it can transpire up to 378 litres of water each day, making it the cheapest form of air-conditioning available.
A single tree can typically reduce the air temperature below the canopy by up to 1 – 2 degrees.