The brand new $1.4 million Lottery-West funded Whale Playground has opened up at Scarborough Beach. The playground is inspired by Noongar culture and features a blue whale skeleton as its main theme.
It caters for children of all abilities with elevated wheelchair accessible sand tables and soft fall surfacing with ramps between play spaces.
The whale head is small the perfect size and easily climbable for toddlers and small kids, however, the concrete does make it quite a fast slide.
Climb the ladder into the body of the whale, cross the netting and head down the enclosed slide or you can jump onto the log swing and sway with your friends in the belly of the whale.
Swing along the monkey bars towards to the nest swing at the tail of the whale.
There is a birds nest swing dangling off the whale’s tailbone.
The playground is scattered with other “whale bones” that are brilliant for climbing through, climbing over and balancing on.
The wooden fort has eggs underneath in the cubby, a lookout with a gorgeous view of the ocean, perfect for pirate and mermaid watching. The sides have a climbing net and a climbing rope for the adventurous.
The nature play continues with sand digging equipment, wooden stepping paths and rope balance beams.
There is a good amount of shade seating, including tables & chairs in an undercover section. The long grass area to the north of the Whale Playground has 3 free gas BBQs with shaded tables and chairs.
In beautiful memory to Mo, Evie and Otis Maslin who were tragically lost in the MH17 disaster with their grandfather, Nick, images of their artwork is printed throughout the playground.
Whale Playground is a fantastic addition to the Scarborough Beach foreshore for families. There are 3 public toilets in the area that include parent change rooms and a number of excellent eateries.
It makes a great place to hang out for the day.
As of May 2019, the Whale Playground has undergone maintenance and a minor upgrade. The most obvious change is the new addition of swings to the park. These include a birds nest swing for multiple children, a regular swing, and a tandem all abilities swing.
Other minor changes include a change in the mesh surrounding the ladder up to the whale’s body. It is now more transparent so you can keep track of your child as they climb.
There is also now a mesh fence around one of the sand pits. It can only be assumed this is to help keep children contained or at least slow them down. 😉
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Jacqui is a busy mum to 4 school age children who is currently a Swimming Teacher with Jump! Swim School Bibra Lake and studying part time towards a Commerce degree in Human Resources & Marketing.
In her free time, Jacqui enjoys getting out & about with her family checking out new places. You can follow Jacqui on Facebook and Instagram as Perth Tweens
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