More than 2,000 people converged on our Whiteman Edge community in WA last week for a free party to celebrate the official launch of an exciting new $2 million adventure-themed Jungle Park.
The Honourable Rita Saffioti, Member for West Swan, Minister for Transport, Planning and Lands and Mayor Mick Wainwright from the City of Swan attended the event to cut the vine and officially open Jungle Park to the community.
The opening event’s fun activities included a wildlife experience with snakes and other reptiles, drumming circles, a craft corner and jungle-themed face painting.
Youngsters also revelled at the chance to road test the new park, with many making their way up a seven metre enclosed climbing tower with tunnel slide to experience sweeping community views from the top platform which resembles a bird’s nest.
Col Dutton, General Manager for WA, said he was delighted so many children and their families attended the special action-packed event at Whiteman Edge.
“Judging by the enthusiastic response from youngsters at the jungle party we are expecting that this playground will become a drawcard for the region.”
The 1.83 hectare Jungle Park provides a feature statement for residents travelling in and out of Whiteman Edge. Other features of the park include cave-like play areas, a feature wall made from rock and boulders, a winding pathway flanked by beautiful retained trees, bridges, a timber boardwalk and climbing ropes and structures.
Designed by landscape architects from EPCAD, the playground also has a dedicated toddler area with a slide and cubbyhouse, a shade protected area with seating, barbecue facilities and picnic tables that can be lit up at night for entertaining.
Col said that Whiteman Edge, which is located just 23 kilometres north east of Perth’s CBD, features some of the state’s most amazing playspaces
“This free party was the perfect way to showcase the latest in a long line of outstanding and innovative parks to be delivered at Whiteman Edge,” said Col
In 2015, the state’s first Livvi’s Place playground opened at the community. The $1.7 million playground features accessible structures, sensory playspaces and inclusive equipment which allows for physical disabilities, vision, hearing and mobility impairments and autism spectrum disorders.
We are so excited to have this new playground open. It is a fantastic addition to the community with its adventure-themed play elements that allow youngsters to challenge themselves and think outside the square. - Col Dutton, General Manager, Stockland WA