Gannochy Trust Header

Pavilion

The Doo'cot Park Pavilion deserves recognition on its own as it is unique and one of Perth's iconic buildings. The stone-constructed building is externally lined with larch and provides a stunning backdrop to the cricket ground. It is regularly referred to by children visiting Doo'cot Park as the ‘tree house'. The octagonal shape is consistent with A K Bell's inclusion of an octagonal window in each of the houses in the Estate. The pan-tiled roof is also complemented by a ‘dummy' octagonal doo'cot in green copper. The Pavilion was upgraded in 2008 and re-roofed in 2011 and provides excellent changing facilities and club rooms upstairs to host traditional cricket teas. The club rooms lead out onto a sizable balcony which provides an excellent view of the cricket ground and the hills to the north of Perth. The Pavilion has also attracted many artists and photographers over the years, who have commented on its unique design and characteristics.

A selection of the historic cricket photographs are displayed in the Pavillion, and are also shown on the Cricket pages of this section of the website. They show over a century of cricket in Perth, especially A K Bell's personal involvement as a player, office bearer and philanthropist.

Embroidery Leo Constantine