City of Bayswater’s first sand toy library at Bert Wright Park to pour on the fun


Elizabeth Cavalli and her daughter Tessa Cavalli (2). City of Bayswater will be launching its first free community sand toy library at Bert Wright Park. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d480298
Elizabeth Cavalli and her daughter Tessa Cavalli (2). City of Bayswater will be launching its first free community sand toy library at Bert Wright Park. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d480298

KIDS will have the chance to share buckets, spades and watering cans at the City of Bayswater’s first sand toy library at Bert Wright Park.

The library, formed by the City’s place manager Emma Snow, community group Baysie Rollers and the Bayswater Men’s Shed, will be launched this month.

Residents can donate and share sand and water toys at the library, located in the nature play space next to Bayswater Public Library on King William Street.

Baysie Rollers secretary Elizabeth Cavalli said the community owned the library, which encouraged them to spend more time in the community.

“My five-year-old loves the park but my two-year-old couldn’t do much there so we were driving up to a park where there was more stuff that my two-year-old could do,” she said.

“Doing something like this, the kids are happier there and there are more reasons to be there and more opportunities to develop connections, particularly for mums who can be isolated when they start out on that journey.

“Trying to find someone to talk to, trying to find someone to have a coffee with and someone who is local is a very difficult thing.

“The other part of it is that mums don’t have to go somewhere and have to pay for an activity -they can just go down to this fantastic, really beautiful local park.”

Bayswater Mayor Dan Bull said the Men’s Shed created a 30cm-high wooden box which was funded by the City.

For more information, visit Baysie Rollers’ Facebook page.

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