BENNETT Springs families will have access to a City of Swan-first play space where world-class technology meets Olympic-inspired sporting activities in early 2018.
Mirvac’s Pegasus Park is in Iluma Private Estate and features world-best solar-powered smart benches equipped with WiFi access, wireless device charges and two USB connectors, playground equipment and fitness nodes to cater for little athletics, cricket and basketball.
Construction has started and is expected to be completed in early 2018.
Swan chief executive Mike Foley said the City has worked with Mirvac since the outset of the project.
“We’re proud that this park is in our City and we look forward to a future of more sustainable, innovative and technologically advanced recreational spaces,” he said.
“Our Bennett Springs community and the wider community are fortunate to be in such close proximity to a park that has been designed for use by the whole community – no matter their age or ability.”
Mr Foley said the City was set to upgrade play spaces at Sherlock Park in Jane Brook, Stratton Community Centre and Brearley Park in Bullsbrook in 2017-18.
Mirvac development director WA Paige Walker said the park would ensure the environment responded and adapted to the needs of modern lifestyles.
“The park’s creation stems in part from early discussions with individuals from the Youth Affairs Council of WA, who were integral to the development of the award-winning Esplanade Youth Plaza in Fremantle,” she said.
“The insights taken from these conversations about what youths are seeking from community spaces laid the groundwork for the creation of the park, and the inclusion of the smart benches.
“This is the first time these smart benches have been included in a residential community.”
Ms Walker said the playground also had an athletic track, an in-ground trampoline, a podium, swings, slides and monkey bars.
“The design allows kids to ‘choose their own adventure’, with an open path network that links all components of the park together so that they can experience a sense of freedom and autonomy,” she said.