The 7,000m2 playground has drawn on local wildlife and fauna as inspiration for many of its features including long neck tortoises, dragonflies, butterflies, native plants and footprints. The concept was designed to introduce children of all ages, abilities and disabilities to the natural environment through play.
A playground for all
Double flying fox
Tree top aerial rope walk
Rope obstacle course & climbing frames
Water play area with sandpit
In ground trampolines
Birds nest swing
25,000 year old Diprotodon fossil dig
Grassy play hill and tunnels inspired by Aboriginal stories
Aboriginal fish traps - large basket-like climbing frames and cubby houses
Giant talking rocks telling local Nyungar stories
Giant nest of turtles and eggs
Water spurting bullrushes.
New car parks north and south of the playground
Picnic areas below existing tree canopies
6 accessible BBQs in shelters with sensory lighting
Change room for people with a disability (a first for Western Australia)
8 cubicle toilet
New trees planted and existing trees retained.
For those with disability
The playground has been designed to be fully accessible to parents and children with a disability. Some of the key features are listed below:
Pool fence gates - wheelchair accessible with latches allowing wheelchair users access in an out
Changing places facility- tracking hoists, height adjustable adult sized changing bench, automatic doors and enough space for two carers
Sound and water play for the visually impaired
Barbecues – 1st wheelchair accessible BBQs in Australia. Buttons designed for those with limited use of their fingers or visually impaired
Supportive seating on swings, the flying fox, and seesaws
Ability to lie on swings – encourages inclusive play with everyone
Ramps and rubber paths - wheelchair accessible
Disabled parking bays
A bus parking bay for group visits.
Bibra Lake is a significant sacred site for Nyungar people, reflected through the design of the playground. Giant talking rocks positioned in a yarning circle will teach children local stories and provide information about the lake and its importance to Nyungar people. A yarning circle is a tradition spot for gathering and teaching.