Town’s water spray ground wins award
Children in Exmouth not only have a fun way to cool off, but they’re also getting a great educational experience into the bargain, as has been highlighted by a Local Government Children’s Environment and Health Award.
The town’s water spray ground won the Stimulating Learning Environment category of the awards announced at a ceremony in Perth on December 8.
Shire of Exmouth executive manager health and buildings Rob Manning said the award highlighted the water spray ground as a commendable strategy to engage children to actively learn through play while being physically active.
“It’s good to have the water spray ground officially recognised as delivering one of the outcomes that we set out to deliver,” he said.
Mr Manning said the water spray ground was designed following extensive community consultation and working with the brief that it had to represent Exmouth and the North West Cape.
“Specifically we didn’t want any elements ‘off the shelf ’ and it had to be Exmouth-themed,” he said. The design includes elements from the North West Cape Range to Ningaloo Reef, as well as the area’s cultural heritage.
Families enjoy both the fun and educational experience of Exmouth’s award-winning water spray ground.