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Kinkuna Park

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by Tina Nunnington (subscribe)
I am a married mother of 2 girls and I live in Perth. We emmigrated from the UK in 2011. I am a freelance writer and a Pet Carer and feel very lucky to do something I really love
Published January 18th 2017
Splash, play and discover at the new playground in Eglinton

Situated in the new coastal estate of Allara, Eglinton (near Yanchep) is a fab new park, Kinkuna Park. The name Kinkuna is the indigenous word for laughing and Allara means sunlight, so together they create the theme of the park 'laughing in the sunlight'. Sounds good doesn't it, somewhere you would love to spend some time. You will not be disappointed.

There really is something for everyone here with a basketball court, splash park, two sunken (small) trampolines, all the traditional play equipment and a big grass area for ball games for all ages to enjoy. Plus, if you have older children and can take your eyes off them for two minutes, there is free WiFi to keep parents entertained.

The main wooden structure is on stilts and interconnects with a tunnel, two different sized slides, climbing nets and ladders.

There is also a climbing wall and rubber bridge for older children. The bridge requires concentration the first few times. There are wood chips underneath the main structure with the rubber matting everywhere else.

At the back of the main structure you will find an area with logs and rocks to step and walk along, which some toddlers were loving playing on when we was there.

By the big grass area is a birds nest swing that was really popular and the two small trampolines are here too, as well as the toilets. These were clean and stocked, which gets a big thumbs up from me.

At the back of the basketball court is an area with gym equipment, which was not popular the day we were there. But everything else seemed to be well used, including cooling off in the splash area. Tip: There are foot buttons on the ground which turn the water on.

A metal drum, similar to a bongo drum and some musical pipes are in-between the water section and birds nest swing. They worked well with your hands but I imagine the drum will get very hot in the middle of the day.

There are hexagonal seats scattered around, plus some undercover picnic benches in a couple of areas with BBQ's and plenty of grass to throw a picnic rug down and chairs. There are a couple of drinking fountains plus general waste and recycling bins. The bins had educational messages that I've not seen before: 'the average family home uses 6 trees worth of paper every year' and 'recycling one aluminium can saves enough power to run your TV for 3 hours'.

Overall, the park was clean and in good condition with above average amenities. It will be pleasing to a wide range of age groups from toddlers through to the over 10's. It is not enclosed but seemed to be surrounded by quiet roads and there was ample on-road parking right by the park.

Don't forget bathers, towels, hats and sunscreen (as the park is not shaded).

There is definitely fun to be had at this northern suburb playground. Put this on your 'To Do List' today.
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Why? Another fabulous playground in Perth
Where: Allara Estate, Eglinton
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