Alkimos playground fire deliberately lit

A slide was burnt at Picasso Park.
A slide was burnt at Picasso Park.

A PLAYGROUND at a $3 million park that opened a week ago was damaged by fire on Sunday morning.

A fire at Picasso Park was reported about 5.43am on April 14, a week after the park officially opened in Alkimos Vista estate.

The damaged playground at Picasso Park.

A Department of Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said crews from Butler Fire and Rescue attended and extinguished the fire by 6.25am, which had caused $5000 damage, mainly to one of the pink slides.

“The cause was determined to be deliberate,” she said.

Damage closed part of the playground.

A spokeswoman for Alkimos Vista said the playground was temporarily closed for the safety of the community following the vandalism.

“Lendlease and LandCorp are working on having the playground repaired as a priority,” she said.

Anyone with information regarding the incident can call Yanchep Police on 9562 9300.

Fire damaged the roof of the playground structure.