Bike skills track opens at Padbury’s MacDonald Park while a ship docks at Tom Simpson Park in Mullaloo

The new bike skills track at MacDonald Park in Padbury.
The new bike skills track at MacDonald Park in Padbury.

A BIKE and scooter skills track has opened at MacDonald Park in Padbury.

It includes mini asphalt roadways with line markings and traffic signage that helps teach children basic road rules.

Other features include zebra crossings, speed humps, parking bays, hairpin bends, a small off-road section, petrol pump and shopfronts.

The track adds to the park’s other traditional play areas and nature-play obstacle course that leads to a small fort.

The City of Joondalup has also finished upgrades to revitalise the playspace on the northern side of Tom Simpson Park in Mullaloo.

The playspace, which was designed and delivered by the City, is suitable for children aged two to 12 and located along the footpath network between the barbecues and picnic shelters.

Peter Ivanov (6) from Edgewater gives the new playspace at Tom Simpson Park in Mullaloo his approval.

It features a ship with musical chimes, telescope, tunnel, cubby, slide and a walk-the-plank, a water table with creek, balancing logs and steppers, climbing boulders, a concrete slide, talking tubes, swings and a large timber fort with net climbers and tube slide.

The area has sand and softfall surfaces with shade sails in summer and six new trees.

Mayor Albert Jacob said the City designed and built 10 to 12 new playspaces each year at a cost of just more than $1.1 million.

“These outstanding playspaces promote childhood social and basic motor skill development through challenging swinging, climbing, hanging, balancing, sliding, social and imaginative play and I encourage families from across Perth to check them out,” he said.