06 April 2022   

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Aura has added to its continually growing park network with the opening of a 10-hectare park in the suburb of Baringa!

Nestled alongside a fragment of Blackbutt Forest, the first stage of the Baringa Forest Park features state-of-the-art play equipment including a giant eight-metre climbing tower and 60-metre flying fox.

 

Baringa Forest Park featuring state-of-the-art play equipment.  

 

Kids of all ages and abilities will delight at the inclusive Tipi Spinner and two dedicated swing areas, while little ones will keep entertained with an inclusive play zone filled with sensory, social, physical, passive and tactile activities. 

Mark Stephens, Senior Environment and Community Development Manager at Stockland Aura, said the nature-themed park is highly anticipated by residents and locals alike. 

“We’re so excited to offer residents another unique space modelled off the natural beauty of the adjoining Blackbutt Forest,” Mr Stephens said. 

“From its challenging eucalyptus leaf-designed tower to its surrounding nature reserve and proximity to the wider Baringa community, the playspace is perfect for residents and visitors seeking new outdoor experiences.

“As our community grows, it’s encouraging to be able to offer our residents another exciting interactive park that offers a thrilling and adventurous play experience.”

 

Highly anticipated natured themed park is now open.  

 

The park also includes public barbecues, picnic shelters and toilets making it a great location for people to get outside and spend time together.

Designed to be easily accessible and enjoyable for all skill levels, the trails will also include a gentle one-kilometre bicycle circuit, making it ideal for beginner riders and hikers alike. The trail will provide an excellent learning foundation for beginner riders wanting to advance to the nearby Sugar Bag Mountain Bike Trails. 

For those wanting a nature experience closer to home, a walking trail is provided through the towering canopy of the Blackbutt Forest – immediately adjacent to the Baringa Forest Park playground. In the future the trail will connect to a further 630 metres of boardwalk through vine forest and wet heathland vegetation.

Stockland’s Aura is home to a number of popular parks, including the soon-to-open Aura Dinosaur Park – a prehistoric-themed park complete with dinosaur-shaped play piece with a climbable neck and tail. Connected with the community’s signature cycling veloway and walking paths, Aura’s parks ensure all 7,500 residents can fully embrace their weekends with adventure, fun and exercise.