Meriden Park Recreation Ground

Meriden Park is a recreation precinct off Uduc Road in Harvey. It is home to the Dr Peter Topham Memorial Swimming Pool, Harvey Hawks Football Club (soccer), and the soon-to-be-open, Harvey Skate Park.

The park is dog-friendly and includes a designated dog off-lead exercise area. Please note, this is closed when sporting events are in progress.

Harvey Skate Park

A new $995,000 Harvey Skate Park will soon open at Meriden Park. Constructed by Convic Pty Ltd, the area will include:

  • New skatepark, including a pump track
  • Park furniture
  • Path link to Uduc Road
  • Landscaping improvements.


Meriden Park Recreation Ground was named after the original farm that stood at this location.

In 1898, Major Henry Geoffrey Palmer and his wife Grace purchased the Fairlawn Farm and renamed it Meriden after Palmer’s birthplace in Warwickshire, England. Grace Palmer nee Clifton, was the great-granddaughter of Marshall Waller Clifton, the founder of Australind. They started a successful dairy farm at Meriden with 30 cows.

Meet Major Palmer

Major Henry Geoffrey Palmer

Major Henry Geoffrey Palmer was a pioneering leader of Harvey and also served in the Boer War, and the 10th Light Horse Regiment, and 12th Reinforcements during WWI.

While serving with the A.I.F. in World War 1, the Sultan of Egypt awarded the then Captain Palmer with the Order of the Nile. It is believed that there are only four of these awards in Australia.



  • Wheelchair-accessible carpark
  • Public toilets
  • Dog friendly
  • Family-friendly
  • Car park

Meriden Park Recreation Ground

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