COCKBURN council opens its $3.4 million Bibra Lake playground today, Saturday November 12.
Giant “talking” rocks featured in the grounds celebrate Aboriginal heritage by sharing traditional stories important to Whadjuk Noongars, while there’s a big focus on nature play.
Mayor Logan Howlett said the playground was all about inclusiveness.
“Bibra Lake’s rich and significant cultural history has been reflected in the design of the new playground, providing families with many ways to learn and explore,” Mr Howlett said.
The playground also features six of the first wheelchair accessible barbecues in Australia, which are fitted with customised ignition buttons so they’re easier to use for people with impaired vision of limited movement in their hands.
There are also all-ability swings, a tree-top rope walk and flying foxes in the new 7000sqm playground.
The council tried the new playground out on kids from the nearby Waldorf school and Bibra Lake primary, who gave the facility a resounding thumbs-up.
by JERICHO FEATHERSTONE