Playground brings joy


Children enjoy the new playground in the Mundaring Community Sculpture Park.
Children enjoy the new playground in the Mundaring Community Sculpture Park.

Fences around the playground came down late on Saturday ahead of the Sunday opening.

“While this project was many months in the making, I think it’s safe to say the children thoroughly enjoyed discovering the new equipment, water pump and nature play area,” Shire President David Lavell said.

The sandpit dragon was a highlight for the many youngsters who used her as a balancing beam.

“A flying fox will be installed in coming weeks and will tie |the playground area together,” Cr Lavell said.

The playground is one of four revitalised zones and part of the $1.06 million park redevelopment.

Works on the picnic zone will begin soon to include a |realignment of the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail, new lawns and a barbecue shelter.

“Unlike some of our other projects, a lot of the site and drainage works for the park were completed by Shire Operations employees, in addition to their other workloads,” Cr Lavell said.

“This has seen significant savings for the Shire and a fantastic new playground to enjoy.”