THE $5.2 million Kwinana Adventure Park was named as the WA park of the year at the 2017 Parks and Leisure Australia WA Awards of Excellence last week.
It also won two other major awards – playspace of the year over $500,000 and community program of the year.
Councillor Wendy Cooper accepted the awards on behalf of the City last Friday in front of 160 industry representatives from WA local governments, State Government, universities and commercial organisations.
Mayor Carol Adams said the City was immensely proud to be home to the State’s best park.
“The adventure park is undoubtedly the most popular family destination in Kwinana and it seems the rest of WA agrees,” Cr Adams said.
“We have worked hard over the past several years to really put Kwinana on the map and to create something unique in our City and winning these awards is yet another encouraging mark of success.
The 2017 Park of the Year and 2017 Playspace of the Year Awards recognised the park’s unique attractions, including the splash pad, tree maze, double flying fox, sand factory and junior play area.
The environmental sustainability of the project was also commended, including the use of solar panels, water sensitive urban design, recycled timbers and the retention of 98 per cent of all trees on site.
The 2017 Community Program of the Year Award was received for the adventure park art program, a significant community art project that involved local Aboriginal youth working under the guidance of professional artists and Aboriginal elders.