A new all-abilities playground opened yesterday in Southern River, marking the first completed major project as part of the Sutherlands Park redevelopment.
Located off Holmes Road, the new playground features accessible play equipment, including swings, mini-trampolines, a carousel and shopfront for creative play. Seating, fences, shade sails, landscaping, a drink fountain and pathways complete the play space.
City of Gosnells Mayor Terresa Lynes joined Councillors to explore the playground.
“This playground is one of 10 all-abilities playgrounds the City has pledged to build for the community, to make play accessible for our whole community,” she said.
“I look forward to seeing children and their families enjoying this playground and socialising here for many years to come.
“The completion of the playground is particularly exciting because it marks the start of a new era for Sutherlands Park, which will be transformed, in stages, into a one-stop sport and recreation hub for the rapidly growing local community.”
The playground is the first major project to be completed as part of the Sutherlands Park Master Plan, which was developed in consultation with key sports clubs and community members.
The redevelopment of the 67-hectare reserve includes:
• New sports club spaces
• New configuration of sporting ovals
• Youth Entertainment Space (YES) and pump track
• All-abilities playground
• The Sutherlands Park Leisure, Aquatic and Sports Hub (SPLASH)
• New Huntingdale Community Centre
• An enclosed dog park
Detailed design work is currently underway for the neighbouring YES.