Ahoy! Nautical parks for treasured play time

An artist’s impression of the new playground at Amberton Beach.
An artist’s impression of the new playground at Amberton Beach.

Seeing light on playtime

A PROPOSED coastal-themed adventure playground will be the centrepiece of Stockland’s Amberton Beach development in Eglinton.

The playground will be part of the $5 million foreshore precinct and feature an 8.5m lighthouse tower with twisting slides, climbing nets and a viewing platform overlooking the ocean. It will also include a shipwreck play structure, treasure-map rope maze and marine creature spring rockers.

Stockland general manager for residential Col Dutton said it had been designed to inspire children’s imaginations and set a benchmark for creative play.

An artist’s impression of the new playground at Amberton Beach.

Construction is due to start later this year.

The foreshore precinct will also include a beach bar and kitchen with ocean views.


Treasured discovery

X MARKS the spot for a new treasure island adventure playground that opened in Alkimos on Saturday.

Aspiring pirates can captain the ship, climb the 8m smoke stack, escape down the slide, be swallowed by a 12m whale shark, rest in a hammock, fire a cannon, swing on a rope and walk the plank.

There’s also plenty of treasure to be found including a key, compass, telescope and a range of lost equipment as well as 20 secret starfish.

The Shipwreck Strait and Palm Cove sections of the new treasure island adventure playground at Shorehaven.

The Shorehaven playground, which was designed and made in WA, is next to Waterfront Park on Portside Promenade.

“It has been carefully designed to not only provide a great new interactive play space but also one that provides a connection to the environment in which it is located and to the history of the area,” Peet Limited managing director Brendan Gore said.

“The treasure hunts aim to create fun, hands on experiences that range from simple collecting tasks to physical activities and craft.

The aligning stone and playground map.

“Items such as the aligning stone and treasure map rubbing panels are fun, novel mechanisms which go beyond a normal play experience.”

Captain’s notebooks with a treasure map and activities can be downloaded at shorehaven.com.au/treasureisland or collected at the Shorehaven Sales and Information Centre.

Pirates and a fairy welcomed local families including Harvey, Jeremy and Ryan Greaves.