YOUNGSTERS can look forward to letting their imaginations go wild at a new jungle-themed park planned for Whiteman Edge in Brabham.
To be located on Everglades Ave, the 1.6ha jungle park will have a 7m enclosed climbing tower with a tunnel slide and a top platform that resembles a bird’s nest, cave-like play areas and an impressive feature wall made from rock and boulders.
Other highlights of the innovative play area include a winding pathway flanked by retained trees, bridges, a timber boardwalk and climbing ropes and structures that cater to a wide range of abilities.
Stockland WA general manager Col Dutton said the developer placed a focus on creating innovative themed play spaces at its residential communities in Western Australia.
Mr Dutton said Whiteman Edge was already home to some amazing parks and playgrounds, including the state’s first all-abilities Livvi’s Playspace.
“We wanted this new park to offer something children cannot find at other parks in the area,’’ he said.
“The fantastic design, inspired by a jungle theme, is certainly that.
“There is nothing like a challenging and interesting playground to encourage youngsters and their families to get outside and be active.”
Mr Dutton said the jungle park due for completion in mid-2017 would provide an entry statement for residents travelling in and out of Whiteman Edge along Everglades Ave.
Landscape architects from EPCAD in West Perth designed the playground, which also has a dedicated toddler area with a slide and cubby house, a shade protected area with seating, barbecue facilities and picnic tables.
Whiteman Edge is located at the gateway to the Swan Valley wine region and will eventually have more than 2500 homes.
Mr Dutton said the community had parks within 300m of every home and had 12ha set aside for parkland and green open spaces.
He said the network of walking and cycle paths allowed families to enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle.
Blocks range from 187sqm to 450sqm.