John Black Dune Park lies just below the Cottesloe Tennis Club and above Carpark 2. It is a weedy degraded area that was cleared in the 1930s, but that is about to change!
In February 2022 the Town of Cottesloe committed to revegetating John Black Dune Park as part of the development of the skatepark. Cottesloe Coastcare has been advocating for the revegetation for many years and you can read more here. We are delighted that at last there is an opportunity to restore some of the original vegetation and make this into an area that is not only good for people but also for local wildlife.
You can see a list of the plants that occur at this site here.
Coastcare has worked with Perth NRM and the Town of Cottesloe and applied for a Community Stewardship Grant from State NRM to fund the restoration of this park over 3 years. The next step is to develop a detailed concept plan for revegetation of the area around the skatepark and Coastcare will be involved in this.
Community support will be an important part of this project and support is already forthcoming through the Containers for Change scheme. All money raised during 2022 will be used to support revegetation of the park. If you’d like to help you can read more here.
We are hoping planting will get underway in winter 2023 and will be looking for support for our community planting days.
A History of John Black Dune Park
The park is named after Mayor John Black, who guided Cottesloe through some of its toughest times – the Depression and the Second World War. The huge sand dunes were cleared in the 1930s and since then the site has been neglected. Coastcare has been advocating for the last 30 years for the restoration of this site. You can read more here.
John Black Dune Park
Plan of park from the Final Concept plan for the skatepark. Full document is here.
2017 Sue and Alex mapping remnant vegetation.
The south side of the park has some good vegetation that was planted about 20 years ago – inspiration for the new planting!
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