Banks Reserve to Bardon Park Walk Mount Lawley is a beautiful ~2km return walk with beautiful views of the Swan River along the way and the added bonus of pizza in the park on some days at Bardon Park.
You can start at either Banks Reserve or Bardon Park for this walk, there is parking at both (more parking at Bardon Park) but if you'd like to include a pizza in the park at Bardon Park on your walk, it just depends whether you want to have it at the beginning or end of your walk or in between. There is also better access to the Swan River for a splash at Banks Reserve if you want to end your walk with play on the small off the lead beach area.
Both Banks Reserve and Bardon Park have off the lead dog exercise areas. Outside of these areas at both parks your dog must be on the lead.
The shared pathway (named the Tony di Scerni Pathway) between the parks runs parallel to the Swan Rivers and takes you through the beautiful wetlands with views of Optus Stadium and the Matagarup Bridge in the distance. You may even spot a wildflower or two during the Spring season. This shared pathway is very popular with cyclists so it's really important your dog remains on the lead. This walk is approximately 2km return, and there are no inclines so it's suitable for all fitness levels.
Now if you want to enjoy pizza in the park , Annie's Woodfired Pizzas can sometimes be found in the carpark next to the playground at Bardon Park Mount Lawley. Times may vary and are dependant on weather, however you are most likely to find her there Wednesday and Thursday from around 2pm to the early evening and Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am until the early evening. You can contact Annie's Woodfired Pizza and find updates via her facebook page.
Picnic facilities, BBQs, toilets and water fountains with dog bowls are located at both parks (note: the water fountain and dog bowl near the have been removed at Banks Reserve as part of the playground upgrade construction, but should be replaced when the playground is completed in October 2020 - so you may need to bring your own water container along in the meantime).
If you are looking for a short and scenic dog walk with opportunity for some off the lead play and perhaps a pizza in the park, this is a lovely dog friendly outing on a warm sunny day in Perth.
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Review by Dogs Around Perth Reporter Lauren, 17th September 2020
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