Adventure on track
A brand new nature adventure playground has opened in Byford, but BMX bandits have a little bit longer to wait for their track.
BYFORD children have a brand new playground to explore with the official opening of The Ridge Park and Playground.
The 1.7ha area in the Byford on the Scarp estate includes an adventure and nature playground, walking trails, barbecue area and edible gardens. A BMX and scooter track is in the final stages of construction.
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale President Michelle Rich said modern, well-designed parks such as this one were important in creating a stronger sense of community.
“Gone are the days of parks with a few pieces of plastic play equipment and maybe a sandpit or swing; today, we’re seeing public open space that actively encourages people to spend more time outdoors and more time interacting with their neighbours,” she said.
“We think that’s fantastic because it ultimately forges stronger community connections, which is something we’re very keen to promote.”
Cedar Woods state manager Ben Rosser said residents should explore everything the new area had to offer.
“This will be a great addition to the estate,” he said.
The Ridge Park and Playground is on Clondyke Drive, Byford.
Leah and Zoey Booth with Blakely and Elloise Wilson at the playground.
Blakely Wilson and other local children take on the new playground.