Wellington Square

Wellington Square, East Perth, Western Australia, Australia


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About Wellington Square

This park was originally a swampland and was drained in the 1830’s to establish  a public reserve , providing an ideal open space to train and exercise horses stabled in the area. Wellington Square was formally named in honour of the Duke of Wellington, the British Prime Minister when the Swan River Colony was founded. Among locals the reserve  became popularly known as 'The Rec.' In 1898 two cricket pitches were installed and the ground was cleared to make a cricket field. The park is still very much a recreation ground today and still used as a cricket ground. Facilities •    Seating •    Synthetic cricket pitch x 2 •    Exercise station •    Toilets •    Street Parking