Ad­ven­ture park nearly ready

Comment News (Armadale) - - Opinion -

HILBERT will soon play host to a new ad­ven­ture play­ground more than three times the size of the WACA arena.

The 6.6ha park is near­ing com­ple­tion at Stock­land’s new Si­enna Wood com­mu­nity and will of­fi­cially open on De­cem­ber 3.

The cen­tre­piece of the $4.8 mil­lion dol­lar park, which will be Si­enna Wood’s first play­ground and Stock­land’s largest park in WA, is a 6000sq m en­closed play space fea­tur­ing a 30me­tre ship­wreck sur­rounded by rocks, sand and ship­ping cargo.

Other high­lights in­clude a dry creek bed with logs for chil­dren to walk across, view­ing plat­forms, gi­ant swings, a dual all-abil­i­ties fly­ing fox, wa­ter and sand-play el­e­ments, in-ground tram­po­lines, slides, mu­si­cal equip­ment where kids can beat out tunes and ship­ping con­tain­ers to ex­plore.

Stock­land WA gen­eral man­ager Col Dut­ton said Si­enna Wood was a hive of ac­tiv­ity.

“It is so ex­cit­ing watch­ing this park evolve – ev­ery­one is count­ing down the days un­til it is com­pleted,’’ Mr Dut­ton said.

“We are an­tic­i­pat­ing that the park will be­come a draw­card for fam­i­lies in Perth’s thriv­ing south­ern growth cor­ri­dor.

“This is a fan­tas­tic play space that will al­low kids to be cre­ative.

"They can have end­less fun as they study a trea­sure map or walk the plank, climb nets and nav­i­gate the high seas on the ship.”

Stock­land teamed up with the Touched By Olivia Foun­da­tion to en­sure the playspace met the needs of peo­ple of all abil­i­ties.

The de­sign el­e­ments of the Si­enna Wood park have been cre­ated by land­scape ar­chi­tects Emerge As­so­ciates.

The park caters to chil­dren of all ages, with older chil­dren hav­ing ac­cess to a turfed area with ta­ble ten­nis and a bas­ket­ball court.

The new fa­cil­ity in­cludes a large en­closed leash-free dog park for res­i­dents to ex­er­cise their pooches, while a net­work of walk­ways and cy­cle paths will con­nect the play­ground, fit­ness zones and bar­be­cue and shaded ar­eas.

An artist’s im­pres­sion of the new play­ground.

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