It’s playtime at Fern Park

Yonga Boys, Joshua Kelly,Troy Kelly and Tim Kelly
Yonga Boys, Joshua Kelly,Troy Kelly and Tim Kelly

The City of Canning opened the Wilson playground, which is next to Lo Quay Cafe, on Friday, October 3.

Canning Commissioner Steven Cole said it would be a popular play spot.

‘I predict this area will be the go-to play space for children and families in the area for many years to come,’ he said.

‘It’s almost hard to believe that prior to this fantastic new play space, there was a simple sand pit and some modest play equipment with no shade.’

The playground was developed as a nature-based play space.

It incorporates Aboriginal art pieces by Turid Calgaret, Noelene Hamlett and Thomas de Munk-Kirkmeer who collaborated to create three Aboriginal-themed wooden sculptures of a snake, echidna and turtle.

Mr Cole said the aim when redeveloping the park was to create an attractive and contemporary space that blended into the natural landscape.

‘We also wanted to ensure the new area reflected traditional Aboriginal values and included indigenous artwork,’ he said.