Sport & Recreation

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Kendenup Agricultural Grounds

The Kendenup Agricultural Grounds (established in 1936) is a precinct that encompasses a variety of sport and community use. Situated on Shire land, the grounds are located on the corner block near Beverley Road and Chauvel Road on the outskirts of the Kendenup townsite. The grounds infrastructure includes:

  • Semi-reticulated oval
  • Yarding facilities for the sheep dog trials
  • Pavilion
  • Community Hall
  • Toilet Block
  • Overnight camping ground

The facilities are currently utilised by:

  • Kendenup Cricket Club
  • Kendenup Playgroup
  • Kendenup Bridge Club
  • Kendenup Youth Club
  • Kendenup Indoor Bowls
  • Stirling Sheepdog Trial Club
  • Miniature Pony Association
  • Kendenup Primary School events / exhibitions
  • Community meetings and fundraisers


Kendenup Tennis Courts

The Kendenup Tennis Courts are located adjacent to the Kendenup Agricultural Grounds on the corner block near Beverley Road and Chauvel Road - the outskirts of the Kendenup townsite.

An upgrade to the courts is currently underway. Stage 1 of a 3 stage project included mounding the court area using compounded gravel, resurfacing the 4 courts and installing a new perimeter fence.

The Kendenup Tennis Club is currently proceeding with stage 2, being the replacement of the shade and kitchenette facility. Stage 3 is the upgrade to the ablution block and inclusion of a fenced off children's play area.


Kendenup Hall

The Kendenup Hall is located on the corner of Beverly Road and Hassell Avenue in Kendenup. This building has historical characteristics and remains as a community facility that caters for some sport pursuits, although currently the only organised sport or recreation use for this building is badminton.Located within the external parameter of the hall are the public toilet facilities for the town and a small open space precinct that includes a pergola with BBQ facilities a swing set and a slide.


Kendenup Skate Park

The Kendenup Skate Park is located on Hassell Avenue, adjacent to the Railway Reserve.


Mount Barker

Wilson Park Nature Playground

The Shire has now finalised the Wilson Park Nature Playground project with the addition of shade structures, park tables and benches, garden play areas, stepping stone walks, landscaping, a children’s stage, shop fronts, fun mirror and sand pit areas.


Mount Barker Rec.Centre

A state of the art Recreation Centre is located adjacent to the Mount Barker Community College, Albany Highway, Mount Barker.

This facility has been provided in conjunction with the Shire of Plantagenet, the Education Department of Western Australia, the Department of Sport and Recreation, Lotteries Commission, Indoor Sporting Club, Recreation Centre Advisory Committee, the local sporting associations and the community.

Click here for the Group Fitness Timetable - Commencing 3 February 2020

Click here for Fees and Charges

Indoor Sports - The Centre caters for netball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, badminton, indoor hockey, squash and many junior programs.

Gymnasium - A fully equipped gymnasium caters for the fitness conscious with attractive membership packages available. Casual users are also welcome.

Regular aerobic classes are available.

Multi-purpose Rooms - the Centre has two rooms available for meetings, training seminars or leisure course classes.

Main Hall - with a sprung wooden floor the main hall is an ideal venue for a wide range of sporting activities, functions and other activities.

Kiosk - drinks and snacks are available at the Kiosk. (No hot food available)

Opening Hours:  
Monday 8.30am-12.00 and 3.00pm -8.00pm
Tuesday 8.30am-12.00 and 3.00pm -8.00pm
Wednesday 8.30am-12.00 and 3.00pm -8.00pm
Thursday 8.30am-12.00 and 3.00pm -8.00pm
Friday 8.30am-12.00 noon
Saturday and Sunday Closed
Swipe Card access
24 hour access with 3, 6 or 12 mth membership
Telephone: (08) 9851 2122
Facsimile: (08) 9851 2133


Mount Barker Swimming Pool

The Mount Barker Swimming Pool is situated on Albany Highway and is open annually from November to April.

Facilities include a 50m pool, baby and toddler's pool, adequate shade, a barbeque and a kiosk. The Pool caters for passive or unstructured physical activity pursuits and is also utilised for structured or organised activities including swimming lessons, swimming club, swimming carnivals and other events and bookings.

Closed Christmas Day and Easter Sunday

Minimum Opening Hours
(hours may be extended on very hot days):
Monday to Friday 9.00am-6.00pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 12.00noon - 6.00pm
Telephone: (08) 9851 1357


Frost Oval Precinct - Mount Barker

The Frost Oval Precinct the hub of equine sport for the Shire of Plantagenet and also home to the local Australian Rules Football Club, the North Mount Barker 'Bulls'. Its recreation infrastructure includes:

  • Open space oval / playing field
  • Oval lighting (minimal training standard)
  • Equestrian Stock Yards (disabled access)
  • Turf Racing Track
  • Stables
  • Wool Pavilion
  • Club Room
  • Change rooms
  • Ablutions
  • Undercover entertainment area
  • Small Playground area
  • Ram Pavilion

The Frost Oval Precinct is utilised by a diverse range of Sporting Clubs including, but not limited to the Great Southern Stockhorse Society, Mount Barker Football Club, Mount Barker United Soccer Club(training), Mount Barker Turf Club, Plantagenet Company of Archers, Woogenellup Polocrosse Club, Riding for the Disabled - Plantagenet Group.

The entertainment area and Clubhouse is also utilised for meetings, seminars, functions and fundraisers on a semi-regular basis.


Sounness Park Precinct - Mount Barker

Sounness Park's main entry point adjoins McDonald Avenue. The local Sounness family vested the land to the Shire, for the purpose of recreation.

Mr Tuck Waldron MP opened the revamped Sounness Park on 9 May 2015, marking a sporting milestone in the Shire of Plantagenet, with the provision of a high quality central sports zone walking distance from the Mount Barker town centre. This state of the art facility boasts a central clubhouse and change rooms surrounded by three playing fields being; a combined football/soccer oval, synthetic hockey field and a combined cricket/soccer oval.  Stage 2 and 3 of the redevelopment was unveiled by Mr Rick Wilson MP on 11 April 2016.  

Plantagenet Sporting Club Inc was formed in 2016 primarily to facilitate communication between the founding four clubs being Mt Barker Cricket Club, Mount Barker Bulls Football Club, Mt Barker Hockey Club and Mount Barker United Soccer Club, and to manage the clubhouse and change room facilities for the enjoyment of the greater community. The Mount Barker Tennis Club is located to the left of the Sounness Park entrance.

The grounds infrastructure includes:

  • Reticulated football/soccer oval
  • Reticulated cricket/soccer oval
  • Cricket nets
  • Synthetic hockey field
  • Childrens playground
  • Public toilets and;
  • Central clubhouse and change rooms available for hire

    The Shire of Plantagenet is responsible for the maintenance of the grounds.

    The facilities are currently utilised by:

  • Mt Barker Cricket Club
  • Mount Barker Bulls Football Club
  • Mt Barker Hockey Club
  • Mount Barker United Soccer Club

All Stages of the Sounness Park redevelopment are now complete. Please click here to see more details. Check out this drone footage, courtesy of Ken Brown at Shoot It WA, showcasing Sounness Park. Ken also kindly provided photos 2 and 5 below:

 For all bookings of the Sounness Park clubhouse and change room facilities, please contact Facilities Coordinator Hilary Watterson on 0447 194 259, email: or visit their website


Woogenellup Polocrosse Grounds

The Woogenellup Polocrosse Grounds are located on McDonald Avenue in Mount Barker, across the road from the Frost Oval precinct.

The area was originally developed to cater for the local Polocrosse Club with a playing ground, a three-walled shaded area and two small storage facilities. The Polocrosse Club has since relocated to the Frost Oval precinct where facilities include a level playing field, holding yards and toilets.

The area is currently being used for outdoor archery on a Sunday morning from 8:30am - 11:30am, the occasional olocrosse game and over-flow car parking on a race day for the Turf Club.


Mount Barker Skate Park

The Mount Barker Skate Park is located in the Wilson Park precinct, adjacent to the Shire of Plantagenet Administration Centre.



Shire Facilities - Narrikup

Narrikup is located 20 km south of Mount Barker towards Albany. Recreation infrastructure in Narrikup includes:

  • Oval / open space
  • Combined sports clubhouse
  • Cricket training net
  • 2 x tennis courts
  • Narrikup hall
  • Children's playground
  • Open space picnic / entertainment area


Rocky Gully

Shire Facilities - Rocky Gully

Rocky Gully is situated approximately 60 km from Mount Barker, on Muir Highway, toward Manjimup. Rocky Gully is the further most townsite from the Shire's main town, Mount Barker. Recreation infrastructure in this community includes:

  • Tennis Court
  • RSL Hall
  • Playground
  • Higgins Park oval


For More Information

The Shire of Plantagenet Administration Centre is located in Lowood Road Mount Barker, 359km south of Perth and 50km north of Albany on Albany Highway.
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Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4.15pm
Phone (08) 9892 1111
Fax: (08) 9892 1100

22-24 Lowood Road
(PO Box 48)
Mount Barker WA 6324