Greenwood: Blackthorn Park to get nature playground

Blackthorn Park in Greenwood. Photo: Martin Kennealey
Blackthorn Park in Greenwood. Photo: Martin Kennealey

GREENWOOD children will soon have a new nature playground following the announcement of State Government funding.

Kingsley MLA Jessica Stojkovski said the project planned for Blackthorn Park in 2019 would receive $120,000 through the Local Projects Local Jobs initiative.

Suitable for all ages, the playground will include a swing set, balancing logs, limestone boulders, a timber-climbing frame with slide and monkey bars and a tepee.

As part of the design, which was created by the City of Joondalup with input from Mrs Stojkovski, there will also be a path linking to the existing one on Cockman Road.

Kingsley MLA Jessica Stojkovski and Local Government Minister David Templeman at the Kings Park Rio Tinto Naturescape.

“People in Greenwood have raised concerns with me about the lack of facilities in the area such as new or upgraded playgrounds, which is why I have advocated for this nature playground,” Mrs Stojkovski said.

“Nature play is a great way for kids to interact with nature, get creative, learn to manage risk and also develop critical skills while being active.”

Construction is scheduled to start on April 1 and expected to be finished by the end of May.