The reserve includes a freshwater lake containing plenty of native birds including Black Swans and ducks and surrounded by grassy lawns and shady trees. In recent years some of the lake edges have been planted with native vegetation to restore the original habitat. Along the perimeter of the park runs large shady mature trees.
A variety of native trees like the paper bark gum, red gum, ghost gum, eucalyptus and banksia trees can be seen all over the park.
The park looks like a popular spot for families with kids with a nice playground and plenty of shaded benches.
Jualbup was the original name for this area, referring to a place where water rises in the season of spring, in the early days of European settlement a sawyer named James Dyson worked in the area, which became known as Dyson’s Swamp. In the twentieth century it was named Shenton Park Lake. The aboriginal name was restored at a ceremony before the lake in 1996.
A small rotunda surrounded by a garden suitable for wedding ceremonies is available for hire.
For weddings larger then 36 guests, you are required to submit a parks booking form to the City of Subiaco.