New playground launched


Fremantle Primary School students try out the new playground equipment.
Fremantle Primary School students try out the new playground equipment.

After 18 months of preparation, the playground refurbishment at the Fremantle Primary School Park was launched last week, complete with new climbing and nature play equipment, swings, double slide and landscaping.

Fremantle parks manager Joanne Smith said the new equipment was part of a wider push to upgrade the area’s play spaces.

“The local school has played a key role in the extensive consultation process, with school-room visits organised to collate ideas from parents and teachers,” she said.

“Suggestions included more swings, a longer flying fox (seat and glide), climbing ramp, climbing wall, stepping stones, seating etc, alongside more imaginative ideas including an underground skating rink, bungy jump and 400 horses, which we couldn’t include in this budget.

“The consultation process revealed that the park is a popular place for dog walking, picnics, lunch breaks and play.

“The new refurbishments to this ‘back garden’ space will be of great benefit to all students, parents, local workers and residents who use this area.”