Project promotes Parin Park’s pioneering past

Joondalup Mayor Jacob, Maureen Parin, Murray Parin, Robert Parin, Dorothy Vlahov Franulovich, Steve Parin and Victor Parin at the upgraded Parin Park.
Joondalup Mayor Jacob, Maureen Parin, Murray Parin, Robert Parin, Dorothy Vlahov Franulovich, Steve Parin and Victor Parin at the upgraded Parin Park.

SIGNS that tell the story of one of the region’s early European settler families could potentially form part of a heritage trail through Kingsley and Greenwood.

Recently installed as part of the City of Joondalup’s upgrades to Parin Park in Greenwood, the signs tell the story of the Parin family who settled in the area in 1922.

The family homestead was located at Ten Mile Peg (its reference point from Perth Post Office) on what is now known as Parin Park.

Murray and Victor Parin (sons of Roko Parin).

Other upgrades to the park included installation of an arbour with a feature garden bed, a new shelter, benches and footpaths, a modern play space with monkey bars, slide, double rocker and double junior swing, and a small nature-based play area with limestone boulders and a timber bridge.

Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said the works had turned a “tired, underutilised park” into an “attractive, usable recreation space for the local community”.

“Transformation of the sump area alone has resulted in more green space,” he said.

Steve Parin, Robert Parin, Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob, Maureen Parin and Dorothy Vlahov Franulovich (grand-daughter of Peter Parin).

“It’s important to celebrate and showcase the rich and diverse history of the area and the City has done a great job giving Parin Park a new lease of life.”

Community consultation on proposal to change names of two Greenwood parks to reflect Parin pioneer history

Greenwood park names to remain

Parin Park before the redevelopment.
Parin Park before the redevelopment.
Parin Park after the redevelopment.
Parin Park after the redevelopment.