Play area se­ri­ously good

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

MOS­MAN Park has the best ad­ven­ture play­ground in Aus­tralia.

At the an­nual Parks and Leisure Aus­tralia Awards in Ade­laide last month, the river­side town’s Rus­sell Brown Park was awarded best play space un­der $500,000.

“This recog­nises the hard work to build the ad­ven­ture park put in by the Mos­man Park Men’s Shed, the Ro­tary Club and the town of Mos­man Park,” park in­sti­ga­tor and Mos­man Park coun­cil­lor Brett Pol­lock told the West­ern Sub­urbs Weekly.

Over a two-year de­sign and build phase, the ad­ven­ture park was de­signed to get chil­dren out­side and away from their de­vice screens.

They can play in its stream, on its rope­walks, un­der and over its fallen logs, and use its rope swings and cubby build­ing area.

It was awarded best play space in WA un­der $500,000 in Parks and Leisure’s re­gional com­pe­ti­tion this year.

The state award gave it au­to­matic en­try to the na­tional event in Ade­laide.

Cr Pol­lock said us­ing com­mu­nity as­sets, Men’s Shed and Ro­tary vol­un­teers and pri­vate busi­ness con­tri­bu­tions al­lowed the coun­cil to build a $480,000 fa­cil­ity for chil­dren for $60,000.

The park is a free fa­cil­ity on the banks of the Swan River near Stone Street, Mos­man Park.

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