Morley: Russell Park to become ‘ninja warrior’-style obstacle course


Matthew Halsall.
Matthew Halsall.

A MORLEY park will be home to the City of Bayswater’s first ‘ninja warrior’-style obstacle course, in a bid to improve kids’ balance and endurance.

The City received an $87,000 Lotterywest grant to build a 10 station obstacle course including turbo challenge, cliff hanger, rotating balance beam, wall turns, a double scaling wall, monkey bars, stepping logs, a slack rope and a rock wall at Russell Park.

Russell Park is currently an underutilised overflow area for stormwater.

The City will remove existing fencing and undertake weed control and landscaping works.

Mayor Barry McKenna said with the success of TV show Australian Ninja Warrior and events like Mud Rush, the City thought an obstacle course with a ‘ninja warrior’-style wall was suitable for kids.

“Lotterywest grant funding will also provide for seating, lighting and the installation of the obstacle course,” he said.

“The pop-up park and obstacle course will remain in place until the City’s long term vision for its transformation into a central park for Morley takes shape.”

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