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Saw Avenue was opened in 1902. The road alignment formed part of original 1870s bridle trail leading from Subiaco to Crawley baths, where generations of Western Australians learnt to swim.

The area is named after Mr William Allnutt Saw. Mr Saw was a member of the Board from 1927-1949 and President from 1936-1945.

In 1938, the Subiaco Playground, now known as Saw Avenue Picnic Area, was grassed. Thanks to the generous support of Variety the Children's Charity of WA, the precinct was refurbished in 2009 with modern community facilities and an innovative nature based play area named Variety Place.

Suited to
Social and family functions, community groups, corporate functions, weddings, film and photography
Capacity
250 people
Parking
May Drive or Saw Avenue
Access
Easily accessed via May Drive or Saw Avenue
Toilets
Short walk to toilets
Power
Not available
Shelter
Part-shade
Seating
Scattered benches and tables
Refreshments
Approximately 750 m to Synergy Parkland or 2 km to Fraser Avenue precinct
Barbecues
Available to all park users; cannot be reserved as part of your booking
Booking times
Available 9.00 am - 6.00 pm daily
Bookings
Please contact the Bookings Officer
Location
Saw Avenue Picnic Area
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