Written by Jon Bassett Western Suburbs Weekly
MOSMAN Park has the best adventure playground in Australia.
At the annual Parks and Leisure Australia Awards in Adelaide last night, the riverside town’s Russell Brown Park was awarded best play space under $500,000.
“This recognizes 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 from Adelaide this morning.
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 earlier 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.
Midwest Times- News
by Geoff Vivian- Thursday, 7 June 2018 8:53AM
Kalbarri has yet another new nature playground, this time at Kalbarri District High School.
The playground was finished late last month after more than three years of fundraising by the school’s P&C, and contributions from Kalbarri mums, dads, fishermen, residents, organisations and businesses.
The team helped playground developers Nature Based Play to establish the playground, which includes rope bridges, tree branches to climb on, a running “creek”, stones and trees.
They used mostly natural materials from the local landscape to create a space for students and teachers.
Kalbarri P&C president Rachael Clancy said she was pleased to see the community pull together for the good of the kids.
“It was amazing to see everyone out there, shovels in hand, working together to bring this long-held dream to fruition,” she said.
“We were blown away by the support and the feel-good factor of coming together as a community.”