As I live and work in the Cockburn area my family and I have been eagerly looking forward to visiting the new Bibra Lake Regional Playground, which opened on Saturday 12 November.
We visited on opening weekend, so it was busy! Despite the madness, we were able to find a car park relatively easily. I was also pleased to see that there were a couple of disabled car bays close to both entrances of the playground.
The first thing I noticed about the playground is that it’s able to be locked and gated! Tick! This is a must for my mother’s group, as most of us have more than one child and it’s much more relaxed when we’re at a park where the kids can roam around (relatively) safely!
The playground boasts many different activities aimed at all abilities and ages, and I have to say I was impressed. The playground is surrounded by paving, grass or soft form the whole way around. There are a lot of sensory and water play activities, which is great for children with disabilities. Also very popular with the kids was the accessible swing set and flying fox!
The playground offers plenty of amenities including ambulant toilets and a fully fitted out disabled toilet with a ceiling hoist and adjustable adult sized change table. Unfortunately this is not ready for use yet, but it will be soon.
The lush and plentiful trees provide plenty of shade in which to enjoy sitting on the grass with little ones. Another thing I love about this playground is the use of nature in the design. There are rocks to climb and saw dust to play in!
Unfortunately we ran out of time trying to look at everything this playground has to offer, but my family and I will be back soon! I am keen to try out the in-ground trampolines, water play, giant turtle splash pad and pole maze just to name a few! I am looking forward to using this playground with the clients I work with. There seem to be endless opportunities for therapy and play.
For more information about the playground visit the City of Cockburn’s website.