Suburb Information - Wembley
Named after Wembley, a borough of London, England. Intensive subdivision of the Wembley area commenced in 1909 and originally the subdivision was regarded as part of Leederville. In 1924, the Perth City Council requested that it be renamed Wembley Park after the suburb of Greater London where the Empire Exhibition was being held at the time. The name was gazetted in 1924 and was later shortened to Wembley.
Just five kilometres or so north-west of the CBD, Wembley hosts both the sanctuaries of Herdsman Lake Regional Park and Lake Monger within its boundaries.
Government money has been lavished on these lake areas in recent years, not only to provide oases in the midst of suburbia but also to protect these important wetlands and wildlife. It seems these lakes and their surrounds are now second in popularity among locals and visitors alike only to Kings Park.
Herdsman Lake Regional Park is a paradise for birdwatchers - the city is in full view, yet it seems you are out in the country. The wetland area provides a wildlife sanctuary where many species of waterbird breed. A dredged moat encircling the 300-hectare lake ensures permanent open water, making it an important summer drought refuge.
A wildlife education centre for viewing and protecting the many migratory birds that frequent the lake was built by the Worldwide Fund for Nature. Herdsman has playground facilities, a wildlife viewing centre, the lake, grassed parklands and kilometres of walking and cycling tracks. (Source of some of this: travelmate.com.au)