Langley Park, Perth

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Langley Park is an open space in the central business district of Perth, Western Australia. Running alongside Riverside Drive, it is grassed, rectangular in shape and has dimensions 900 x 100 m (3000 x 300 ft). It was created by reclaiming land from the adjacent Swan River between 1921 and 1935, to provide open space near the city.
As a pioneer of civil aviation in Western Australia, Major Norman Brearley used the park as an airstrip in the 1920s. That tradition continues with "fly-ins", where small aircraft land in the park. In 2003, to celebrate 100 years of powered flight, 10 aircraft - one representing each decade of the 20th century - landed. Aircraft have also used the park to perform emergency landings. In 1997 a Tiger Moth TMK had an engine failure and put down in the park. While not an official airfield, Langley Park makes Perth a place where fixed-wing aircraft can land in proximity to the central business district.
Langley Park's location makes it a popular place to view the annual Lotterywest Skyworks, which are held over the river. The Telstra Rally Australia World Rally Championship held events at the park for 11 years from 1992 to 2002, and once more in 2005.
During November 2006, 2007 and 2008, the final stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Series was held over the Swan River and Perth Water, using Langley Park as the airfield.
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  • This nice open green space between the city and the river near Elizabeth Quay seemed under used. A long wide grassy area with a children’s play area and close to all the city amenities had hardly anyo...  more »
  • Reclaimed land from the Swan river, rectangular in shape at a very cenral location in Perth used for sports and events. Green as polders are in Holland, but at what cost? To keep the grass green quite...  more »
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  • The Langley Park is a very big lawn, many people play flying disk games. you can walk and ride bicycle along the seaside. you can see many seagulls and parrots. you can eat and drink at the seaside restaurant. you will spend very good time at the place.
  • A great location to attend events especially Australia Day and many athletic events throughout the year. Located conveniently close to the train station and bus stops... It's also great to take your dog for a simple walkabout

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