Emerald Park set to shine

Published on Wednesday 13 March, 2019

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Work will start this week at Emerald Park in Canning Vale to create a stunning new community space, with nature play and wetland boardwalks to bring people closer to nature.

The City of Gosnells expects the $700,000 project will be ready for local residents by July.

City of Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said the park’s design was largely focused on enhancing the area’s natural elements, with environmental zones and a nature-based playground to complement the existing play equipment.

“The new play area, with climbing logs and a saucer swing, will be built alongside the existing playground, along with a barbecue and seating,” he said.

“Open grassed areas, footpaths and lighting will feature throughout the rest of the park and there will be seating areas in the environmental zones for those who would like a quiet spot to sit and enjoy the natural surrounds.

“Parks these days need to provide space for a variety of activities but having a connection to nature is especially important in our busy, tech-based world.”

Native landscaped gardens, new tree plantings, drainage basin and irrigation will complete the project.

As part of the construction, a number of large trees will be removed as they are considered weeds that tend to drop limbs without warning. Much of the log wood will be re-used on-site.

Improving the facilities at Emerald Park is a priority project of the City’s Public Open Space Strategy, which is a long-term initiative to provide guidance for the management of City parks and reserves.

For information during construction, please call the City on 9397 3000, email council@gosnells.wa.gov.au or click here.