Western Foreshore - Play Space

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The City of Mandurah is delivering a transformed recreation precinct on the Western Foreshore, a vibrant and welcoming place to meet, play and rest. The recreation precinct will include the development of a new adventure play space, which will join the newly opened Skate and Activity Space.

In August 2019, our local community and stakeholders were invited to contribute to the vision of the Western Foreshore play space through a series of workshop and engagement sessions.

The feedback from this consultation was considered and a draft design for the play space developed. Ongoing consultation took place over the following months at a number of community events and via social media. The priority was to deliver a concept that reaches community expectations and during the consultation period, it was clear that high on the agenda was a play space that was fun, imaginative, sparked curiosity and, above all, was safe.

A summary of the consultation and design journey is outlined in the final Western Foreshore Play Space Consultation Summary Report.

Current Status

The final play space master plan is complete and can be viewed in the Final Concept Design document.

The final design boasts both family favourites and newly imagined play equipment.

A 12-metre high play tower, with ramp access to 3 metres, is inspired by the local Sheoak tree and will take centre stage of the world-class play area, which will also comprise a swing zone, climbing zone, sand and music play zones, balancing logs, spinning carousel and human hamster wheel.

The Western Foreshore play space will be a hub for families and friends to meet, play and rest. Designed for people of all ages and abilities, the new play space will be full of fun and activity year-round. It will be a place for people to gather, celebrate and explore in the beauty of Mandurah’s Western Foreshore.

The play space includes a fully-enclosed area, will be unique, inclusive and its design is inspired by Mandurah’s heritage, character and world-renowned natural environment. It will connect the land and water by featuring elements from Mandurah’s iconic waterways including boating and estuary themed sculptural play.

The exciting new play space will feature expansive canopy cover, incorporate natural materials including salvaged timbers from the Old Mandurah Bridge, and include all aspects of play including physical, sensory, social and imaginary. Within the wider Western Foreshore Recreation Area, there will also be barbeques, large picnic tables, drinking fountains, a seating deck and a pop-up kiosk. New toilet facilities are already complete.

Project Timeline

  • Mid 2020 - Existing skate park demolished and site works commence
  • Late 2020 - Skate and Activity Space completed
  • Early 2021 - New toilet block completed
  • Mid 2021 - The ‘Meeting Place’ artwork completed
  • Late 2021 - Play Space and rest of reserve upgrades completed

The City of Mandurah is delivering a transformed recreation precinct on the Western Foreshore, a vibrant and welcoming place to meet, play and rest. The recreation precinct will include the development of a new adventure play space, which will join the newly opened Skate and Activity Space.

In August 2019, our local community and stakeholders were invited to contribute to the vision of the Western Foreshore play space through a series of workshop and engagement sessions.

The feedback from this consultation was considered and a draft design for the play space developed. Ongoing consultation took place over the following months at a number of community events and via social media. The priority was to deliver a concept that reaches community expectations and during the consultation period, it was clear that high on the agenda was a play space that was fun, imaginative, sparked curiosity and, above all, was safe.

A summary of the consultation and design journey is outlined in the final Western Foreshore Play Space Consultation Summary Report.

Current Status

The final play space master plan is complete and can be viewed in the Final Concept Design document.

The final design boasts both family favourites and newly imagined play equipment.

A 12-metre high play tower, with ramp access to 3 metres, is inspired by the local Sheoak tree and will take centre stage of the world-class play area, which will also comprise a swing zone, climbing zone, sand and music play zones, balancing logs, spinning carousel and human hamster wheel.

The Western Foreshore play space will be a hub for families and friends to meet, play and rest. Designed for people of all ages and abilities, the new play space will be full of fun and activity year-round. It will be a place for people to gather, celebrate and explore in the beauty of Mandurah’s Western Foreshore.

The play space includes a fully-enclosed area, will be unique, inclusive and its design is inspired by Mandurah’s heritage, character and world-renowned natural environment. It will connect the land and water by featuring elements from Mandurah’s iconic waterways including boating and estuary themed sculptural play.

The exciting new play space will feature expansive canopy cover, incorporate natural materials including salvaged timbers from the Old Mandurah Bridge, and include all aspects of play including physical, sensory, social and imaginary. Within the wider Western Foreshore Recreation Area, there will also be barbeques, large picnic tables, drinking fountains, a seating deck and a pop-up kiosk. New toilet facilities are already complete.

Project Timeline

  • Mid 2020 - Existing skate park demolished and site works commence
  • Late 2020 - Skate and Activity Space completed
  • Early 2021 - New toilet block completed
  • Mid 2021 - The ‘Meeting Place’ artwork completed
  • Late 2021 - Play Space and rest of reserve upgrades completed
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