Beautiful Stewart Park is 5.24 acres of greenspace located just behind Perth’s National Treasure, the Town Hall. Stewart Park has vintage, majestic maples, rock wall gardens and the pristine Tay River meandering through it. Quaint pedestrian bridges connect Stewart Park to Code / Haggart Park (1.23 acres) north of the Tay River, and the soon-to-be rebuilt Mill Street Playground to the south. The annual Stewart Park Music Festival is a unique experience, attracting 10,000+ people for a free, 3-day music event. The park is a popular wedding destination offering features such as a traditional 19th century band shell and our beautiful Millennium Gates. The park is a popular gathering spot for Thursday night Perth Citizens’ Band concerts, Sunday night church services, as well as picnicking, strolling, viewing the beautiful floral gardens or just relaxing by the Tay.
Stewart Park was deeded to the Town in 1947 by Mrs. Jessie Stewart, in memory of her late husband, John A. Stewart. The deed outlines some use restrictions which are still respected to this day, and details the Town’s responsibility for maintenance and upkeep. The addition of rock wall gardens, floral displays and level-one maintenance is a priority for the Parks and Recreation Department. Stewart Park is the jewel of the town! Code / Haggart Park, technically not part of Stewart Park, complements this park square, connecting a system of paths to the downtown and nearby shops. A life sized statue of equestrian Olympians Ian Millar and his mount, Big Ben can be found at the edge of Code / Haggart Park off Wilson Street, and is proving to be an exciting addition to this area.
If you would like to reserve the Park for a wedding or event, contact Karen Fox at 267-3311 ext. 2240. Areas for reservation include Millennium Gates, Perennial Gardens, Front Area of Stewart Park, and Bandshell.
Click here for a Stewart & Code / Haggart Park Fact Sheet.
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