Home of the first-class Cannington Central greyhound racing track and the extensive Westfield Carousel shopping centre, this densely-populated south-eastern Perth suburb, about seven kilometres from the CBD, is home to broad, sweeping parklands which follow the Canning River as it meanders its way, growing wider all the time, to join the Swan River at South Perth.
These parklands traverse several suburbs and contain many fine picnicking spots and barbecuing facilities from which to choose.
Mason's Landing Park in Marriamup Street, Cannington, enhances its barbecue facilities with a gazebo and a playground for children.
And, of course, from Cannington, it's a short journey into the heart of Perth city, and even closer to the Burswood casino and resort and the fine Ascot and Belmont racecourses - all flanking the Swan River.
The resort and casino complex includes nine restaurants and five bars, Perth"s leading international five star, 413-room Burswood Hotel, a multifunction convention centre, non-stop live entertainment in the casino cabaret lounge, the Burswood Theatre and the largest indoor stadium in Australia, the Burswood Dome.