Peet’s Brabham Estate, developed in collaboration with DevelopmentWA, has revealed the features of a brand-new park set to open early next year.
Covering about 1.4 ha, the park will feature a bee theme, with a bespoke honeycomb play structure designed to celebrate the local biodiversity.
Catering to residents of all ages, the park will offer varying activities and features, including toddler play elements, a scooter trail, a water play area, a bmx pump track, a dog socialisation zone with agility equipment and grassed areas.
The new park will also feature plenty of shade from large retained trees, picnic tables and smart technology, including a smart bench and other smart sensors.
Plan E associate landscape architect Kirsten Dawson said the park was an ode to the role bees play in maintaining biodiversity and the about 800 different bee species native to Western Australia.
“The beehive and honeycomb play structure are a gesture to the importance of bees, but also encourages being active through play and education,” she said.
Plan E landscape architects have weaved sustainable elements into the park’s design, with different zones encouraging park patrons to move through the space and experience each activity, prolonging the time spent outside and being active.
“The park’s design will include power-saving lights while the orientation of the park maximises sunlight, enabling community members to move through the space and enjoy each activity for as long as possible,” Ms Dawson said.
The park is another plus for Brabham residents, with the estate already offering close access to parks, schools, and eateries, the Swan Valley and Whiteman Park, Brabham Primary School and the brand new $30 million Whiteman Edge Coles.