EAST COTTESLOE NATURE PLAY TRAIL
In Jan 2021, the Town of Cottesloe put out a tender to develop the area along the railway line in East Cottesloe, joining 2 small play areas together to make a nature play pathway catering to a range of ages.
After an extensive consultation process, the project went to construction in June, 2023. The design considers both community needs and the natural ecosystem, working in and around the existing vegetation.
At one end, a fenced toddler section features a sandpit with stump clamber, carved fossils to discover, rocky lookout and cubby space.
A bike skills track partially funded by the Public Transport Authority aims to teach younger children the basics of road rules while having fun and gaining confidence.
The giant “Timbersaurus” climbing structure features a slide and rope climbing challenges for slightly older children. Nearby is a basket swing, fairy bridge, plethora of balance and jumping obstacles and awesome climbing trees.
A sensory pathway allows smaller children to create sound, touch and feel natural textures.
At the far end, timber giants are strung with giant loops of repurposed wharf rope as a balancing challenge for older children and teens.
Over 1700 new plantings have been added to complement the existing 50 established trees. A green space for the whole community to enjoy.