Jungle Park Whiteman Edge

Jungle Park Whiteman Edge


Posted 2017-10-01 by Tina Nunningtonfollow
This new adventure playground in Brabham only opened in September 2017, but it is already a massive hit with locals and visitors alike.

We visited during school holidays when it had only been open a few weeks, which may account for the crowds of people there. It was exceptionally busy the day we went and I really hope it quietens down for all the locals who live in the surrounding area. It's pretty cool, so it may not!

The main attraction is the huge climbing tower and enclosed slide. The tower has a climbing net on the inside walls to tackle the climb, with a platform half way up to exit or join the climb and the top pod is a fully enclosed platform with the slide entrance. Inside the tower, it is sectioned off to prevent falls. It looked tremendous fun for the slightly older and more capable children. When the park is quiet, I am sure younger children could manage the climb with supervision. The slide is pitch black & windy, so may not suit all young children.

There are walkways, more climbing nets, a climbing wall ramp, bridges, slides etc all off the main walkway. Exit points are either the colourful spongy rubber or bark chippings.

There is a man made creek with big animal footprints which was dry on our visit and I'm unsure if there will be water running through it at a later stage. It would be a bonus if there was some water to splash around in on our hot summer days.

There are an assortment of swings (not traditional swings), a seesaw (again not a traditional seesaw) and a roundabout which is again not traditional.

There is a sand play area with cubby house and slide aimed at younger adventurers. This is the only area that has a shade sail but there is some protection from the sun in other areas of the park from the trees.

The whole area looks stunning and has been sympathetically built with ample grassed areas for picnic rugs and chairs. The park is not enclosed. There is a pathway around the park for scooters/bikes and seating and benches dotted around the play area. There is also one covered seating area with lots of bins and some BBQ's. There are more bins scattered around the park, not just at the BBQ area. There were two portaloos when we visited away from the main areas.

I must mention that there is a stream, knee deep in parts, running between the play area and the grassed area. Bridges cross the stream and it is fenced on the playground side. But we saw children climbing over the fence and jumping in the water. There is also a small pond by the grassed area which isn't fenced and children were playing in there too. There may have been a lot of water due to the time of year, so it may not be as much of a hazard in the drier months.

There is only street parking and a number of bays in the surrounding roads. Please be mindful and courteous where you park for the local residents.

This adventure jungle park lends itself well to children of all ages and there were dogs on leads too.

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