The City has four categories of parks - Regional, District, Neighbourhood and Local - dependent on their location and size. The type of infrastructure within each park is determined by these categories. Infrastructure includes toilets, BBQ's, playgrounds, seating, picnic tables, paths, shelter, water fountains, bike racks, informal BMX tracks and basketball courts.
Located on Oyster Harbour and Emu Beach, Emu Point has a playground suitable for all ages that includes climbing ropes and an accessible birds nest swing. Other infrastructure includes BBQ's, toilets and picnic tables. A swimming jetty is located within the bay and a dual use path extends from here to Middleton Beach. A beach wheelchair is available with access to the beach, with the key located at the Emu Point Café.
Located at Middleton Beach Foreshore this park has two playgrounds; one at Ellen Cove that includes a large wooden ship and viking swing and another closer to the caravan park that is more suitable for younger users. There are also toilets, BBQ's, picnic tables, drinking fountain, pontoon, jetty and a dual use path that extends to Emu Point and into the Albany CBD.
Located between Garden Street and Adelaide Crescent in Middleton and only 500m from Middleton Beach, Eyre Park is the site of an new All Abilities Play Space. A community hub where all ages and abilities can experience fun and challenging play alongside their friends and family. Nine pieces of play equipment are specifically for all abilities with internal paths and rubber soft fall for access. Additional play equipment includes a flying fox, swings, climbing ropes, music, sensory and sand play. There are also large open spaces with lakes, BBQ's, gazebo, picnic tables, toilets, basketball court, drinking fountain and dual use pathways for cyclists and pedestrians.
Located on the corner of Bathurst and Campbell Road, this Park has a playground suitable for younger children which includes sand play, dinosaur slide and a basket swing. This park has lakes that support many bird species, a gazebo, BBQ, toilet, bike racks, picnic table and paths.
Located on Grove St East, this park has a toilet, BMX track, playground, picnic table, paths and has recently been upgraded to add a BBQ shelter, log climbing frame and basket swing.
Located on Lange Street, this large open space has great views to Oyster harbour with picnic tables, playground and basketball court.
In addition to our larger parks there are many local parks throughout the suburbs in Albany, which have grassed areas, paths, seating and some play equipment, such as Baltic Ridge in Yakamia below.
Some parks have naturally occurring vegetation that supports flora and fauna habitat. Vegetation in drainage areas in particular are important as they help take up nutrients and improve water quality.