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McLean Park


Town of Cambridge

Place Number

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The Boulevard Floreat

Location Details

Bound by The Boulevard, Chandler Avenue West and Ulster Road

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1950

Demolition Year


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Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 27 Nov 2018 Category 4

Category 4

Little significance Contributes to the understanding of the history of the Town of Cambridge. Photographically record prior to major development or demolition. Recognise and interpret the site if possible

Statement of Significance

The place has aesthetic value as a well maintained grassed landscape featuring mature trees in an urban setting.

The park has historic value for its association with the development of community facilities in Floreat in the 1950s when the suburb was more densely settled.

The park has historic value for its association with City of Perth councillor, Herbert McLean who was active in the delivery of services and facilities for the Floreat community in the post war period.

The park has social value as the venue for many formal and informal sports since the 1950s which have been attended by many members of the community, and as an adjunct to the Floreat Park Primary School.

Physical Description

Forms part of the green open space adjacent to the residential development of Floreat. McLean park is a wide open grassed oval surrounded by peripheral planting and is laid out for organised sporting events as well as being used for local recreational purposes. The oval is surrounded by a grass bank creating an inviting seating area to watch the sporting events.

The park provides additional sports fields for the events that take place at the adjacent Floreat Park.


Floreat underwent significant development in the period following World War II with the release of large parcels of land for residential subdivision. This growth built on the establishment of the suburb in the 1930s which followed garden suburb principles. Provision for community facilities was a concern of the Floreat Park Progress Association who were active in the 1940s.

In the Lord Mayor’s Report of 1949/50 it was recorded that the council had pleasure in announcing that the 10 acre reserve to the north of the site designated for a community centre in Floreat Park was to be named McLean Park in recognition of the work of Councillor Herbert McDonald McLean (c1901-1991) in promoting the requests of the Floreat Park Progress Association.

The report further described the grading, levelling, planting and watering undertaken to establish the standard size oval so it would be fit for the winter of 1951. The oval was also planned to be an adjunct for the Floreat Park Primary School.

Since the creation of the oval it has been the venue for a range of organised sport and passive recreation. Facilities at the park have been constantly added to and improved since the establishment of the park.


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Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Town of Cambridge, Local History, Cambridge Notes, item T687 Online Reference
The Daily News, p.9. Newspaper 1 May 1947
Aerial photographs, Landgate Online Resources 2012

Place Type

Urban Park


Epoch General Specific
Present Use PARK\RESERVE Park\Reserve
Original Use PARK\RESERVE Park\Reserve

Historic Themes

General Specific
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Sport, recreation & entertainment

Creation Date

20 Aug 2019

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Last Update

20 Aug 2019


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