Colour Festival to launch Picasso Park in Alkimos

Picasso Park in Alkimos.
Picasso Park in Alkimos.

A COLOUR Festival is planned in Alkimos this weekend to mark the opening of a playground and display village.

The April 6 event at Alkimos Vista will also mark the reopening of the Sprout Community Hub, originally located in the Alkimos Beach estate, at the $3 million Picasso Park.

The 2.5ha park beside Marmion Avenue features an amphitheatre, barbecues, three shade structures, a two-storey undercover play structure and giant birds nest swing, as well as a log balance course, musical play area and in-ground trampoline.

There is also a running track with distance markers and exercise equipment along the route, yoga areas will under mature shade trees, multi-use sports courts, a table tennis table and large casual kick-about area with AFL goal posts at one end.

LandCorp chief executive Frank Marra said the first stage of estate east of Marmion Avenue would have about 600 lots and become home to about 1800 people.

“Located on the doorstep to LandCorp’s future city scale development of Alkimos Central, the Alkimos Vista community will be connected by a series of public transport links, roads and a series of interconnected bike and pedestrian pathways,” he said.

“The future Alkimos train station announced by the State Government as part of the extension to the Yanchep line, will be within walking distance – 800m from some areas of Alkimos Vista.”

Lendlease Communities in WA general manager Anthony Rowbottam said the developers planned to incorporate public art, colour and surprise into all aspects of the residential community.

The Colour Festival will run between 1pm and 4pm on Saturday, April 6 and will include a DJ, kite display, kite and wind chime craft making, giant maze, face painting, mini art canvas workshop and basketball competition.

There is an opportunity to see artist Chris Nixon finish a vibrant mural on the wall of the sales and information centre.