This 6.7-hectare park, which has been created around a natural creek, includes a waterwheel playground, yoga platform, bocce court and footy oval, all of which provide active play areas for children and Zen Zones for adults. A nearby historic water mill was the inspiration for the giant, stationary waterwheel playground, with two slides for different ability levels. Barbecue facilities and seating are available.
TIP: Factor in some additional playtime to drop into Adventure Park on Egerton Drive (a few minutes drive). This extraordinary dinosaur-themed park includes an area designed for fossil digging, a natural-themed play area with a timber maze, water troughs, a dual flying fox and climbing net and slides.
Livvi's Place Shipwreck Park, Forrest Road, Sienna Wood, Hilbert
This outstanding $4.8 million park has already wowed families across Perth with its innovative, colourful and inclusive equipment that takes playtime to the next level. The 6.6 hectare park features an inclusive play space with a 30-metre 'shipwreck' surrounded by sand, shipping cargo, giant swings, in-ground trampolines, slides, a dual all-abilities flying fox and musical equipment. The park also includes table tennis, a basketball court and barbecue facilities.
TIP: The whole family is catered for at Sienna Wood with a large enclosed off-leash dog park for the fur babies and Mooba café overlooking the playground for a caffeine fix.
Robot Park Mason Road and Doryanthes Avenue, Newhaven, Piara Waters
Kids can explore all things robotic at this superb robot-themed park in Piara Waters. Featuring a giant robot-themed cubby house, flying fox, basketball half-court, climbing structures and tunnel slides, there are also sand and water play elements for a complete sensory experience. The park has shaded seating, a barbecue and picnic tables, drinking fountains, toilets, pathways to walk, ride or scooter along and a large grassed area.
Jungle Park Everglades Avenue and Gloucester Approach, Whiteman Edge, Brabham
The fun of the jungle is closer than you think thanks to this adventure-themed park. Highlights include cave-like play areas, a feature wall made from rocks and boulders, a winding pathway through the trees, bridges, a timber boardwalk, climbing ropes and a seven-metre climbing structure. The 1.83 hectare park also has a dedicated toddler area with a slide and cubby house, as well as a shaded area with seating, barbecue facilities and picnic tables.
TIP: The state's very first Livvi's Place playground is located at Whiteman Edge just a few minutes drive from the Jungle Park, featuring accessible structures, sensory playspaces and inclusive equipment which allows for physical disabilities, vision, hearing and mobility impairments and autism spectrum disorders. Whiteman Edge is also next door to Whiteman Park where you will find another fabulous playground plus a new one is under construction at the Mussel Pool end of the park.
Adventure Park Cilantro Parkway and Wattleseed Drive, Calleya, Treeby
Unique outdoor play reaches for the sky in this play space featuring a six metre sky cabin and a twisting slide, ground trampolines, a fun frog drum, basket swing and a multi-use sports court to ensure kids of all ages can have fun. Sheltered barbecue areas and picnic zones are also included. Additionally, a 190 metre junior BMX track just off Sapphire Drive allows young riders to test their track skills.
Pirate Playground Cinnibar Drive, Amberton Beach, Eglinton
Pirate Playground at Amberton Beach takes imaginations to the high seas with a wooden pirate ship playground, star-shaped climbing frame, balancing rope, small double slide and a mix of sand and soft fall. Pack for a barbecue lunch, with barbecues, seating and shade overlooking the AFL-sized Amberton Beach sports fields precinct. Close by is the locally renowned Scooter Park with a track that is suitable for youngsters wanting to take their wheels around an area with gentle mounds and inclines. Scooter Park also winds past an outdoor exercising facility a great spot for those looking to test their fitness while the little ones play.
TIP: A new skate park has recently opened next to the sports fields to provide extra fun for older kids and adults.
These are just a taster of what Perth has to offer in the playground field. Please comment below with all your favourites.