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The 5 Best Things About the New Woodbridge Riverside Play Space

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Published September 13th 2012
The newly-opened Woodbridge Riverside Play Space is a delight for the senses and it's different to all the other playgrounds you've visited in Perth.

The concept of the plan was to create a playground for people of all abilities whether they be small, bigger, in wheelchairs or able bodied. And the result is a wonderful space for everyone.

Here are five of the best things you'll find there:

1. Flying Foxes
Before visiting the Woodbridge Riverside Play Space, I hadn't seen a flying fox in years. This playground has two for different ability levels. For the younger or less able, there's a seat complete with seatbelt.

flying foxes
There are two flying foxes at the Woodbridge Riverside Play Space


2. Signing signs
Little details at this playground give it a wonderful sense of community. I like the 'how to sign' signs that you see around the grounds. They're a nice touch and inspiring for curious minds.

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There are 'how to sign' signs around the Woodbridge Riverside Play Space


3. Equipment for wheelchairs and people with special needs
Everyone can have a play at the Woodbridge Riverside Play Space. There's a whizzy dizzy that fits two wheelchairs in it, a special wheelchair swing and this 'sway fun' ride that suits lots of abilities.

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Check out the 'sway fun' equipment at the playground


4. Native plants
I liked the very natural feel of the design of this park. It's in stark contrast to all the bright colours you get elsewhere. The Kangaroo Paws that are inside and outside the fence are stunning.

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There are wonderful native plants at the playground


5. A fence
Parents love a fence when it comes to a playground and I'm pleased to report that Woodbridge Riverside Play Space is fully enclosed.

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Yay, it's fully fenced


To find the playground, look up First Avenue, Woodbridge (although be warned - it's popular, but doesn't have heaps of parking.)
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Why? It's different to other playgrounds
When: Anytime
Where: Just past Guildford
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Good article & photos. I went there the other day and it's fabulous.
Cheers
MaggieVP
by MaggieVP (score: 2|398) 718 days ago
Not enough parking facilities especially during wknd or school holiday. Be careful parking if not in parking lot as city of swan is fast to give parking fine tickets. Great park but after my fine I will never go there again.
by mylee (score: 0|4) 522 days ago
The signs are in Makaton a simple word sign language used for intellectally disabled people with poor word articulation. Great if everyone can learn it as you can then start to'talk' to these individuals in schools and community. Simple and logical.
by dolva (score: 0|4) 716 days ago
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