Bayswater: Bert Wright Park playground proves popular after opening


Deputy Mayor City of Bayswater Stephanie Coates at the new nature playground with her children Oliver (9), Claudia (7, grey top) and Esther (5, in lap) and her niece Amy Dancewicz (9, yellow top) Picture: Marie Nirme
Deputy Mayor City of Bayswater Stephanie Coates at the new nature playground with her children Oliver (9), Claudia (7, grey top) and Esther (5, in lap) and her niece Amy Dancewicz (9, yellow top) Picture: Marie Nirme

BAYSWATER children explored the City’s newest playground this month, as a $100,000 nature play offering was completed in time for school holidays.

Nature Play Solutions designed the Bert Wright Park playground, funded by the City of Bayswater and made from mainly natural materials including recycled trees from the site.

The playground is intended to help with the reactivation of the town centre and community group Baysie Rollers assisted the City in providing community feedback on preferred designs for the works.

Deputy Mayor Stephanie Coates assisted in securing $100,000 for the project, double the amount recommended by City officers.

An occupational therapist, she said she would eventually like to see all City of Bayswater parks “nature play” style.

“It gives kids a journey, they can use their imagination, learn about risk-taking and learn limits,” she said.

The old structure will be removed from the site soon and the area returfed in summer.