Wattle Grove Nature Playspace

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Added almost 3 years ago

Features

Toddler Toddler friendly Car 15 Car parking
Seats Seats Picnic site 15 Tables
Bicycle 15 Bike path

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1 Review

Tiki Swain
written almost 3 years ago

This is a recently-built and well-maintained nature-adventure-style playspace. It was opened in 2013. There are many mature trees, several of which are excellent for climbing, log steps, a dry "riverbed", rocks to climb on, a large sand area to dig in, a lookout, a stone slide and concrete tunnel, balancing logs, swings and a hammock. There is an area of proper turf grass, and large areas of softfall mulch with gravel and mulch paths defining the area.

Facilities - there are several benches, one picnic table and a drinking water fountain. There is no shade over most of the play areas, trees have been planted for such but it'll be a few years before they are tall enough to give the shade. There is a convenient car park, and bike-suitable footpaths leading through the housing area to the playground. There are no toilets.

I'd recommend this playground for 0-14 years. No toddler-specific equipment, but there's very little equipment of any sort and I'm a big believer in getting them out playing on uneven and tactile surfaces right from the get-go. One of the climbing trees is a fallen tree so easy for a parent to assist small children on. There is very little that a toddler *couldn't* engage with any more than an older child.

I'd give this playground five stars, were it not for the lack of toilets and current lack of shade.


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Location

35 Lenihan Corner, Wattle Grove WA
the lat and long of the carpark is -32.000629, 115.982655. Official address of the playground is 356 Hale Road if you're putting it into a navigator, but it's really on Lenihan Corner.


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