THE first stage of the $1.7 million Constellation Park in Two Rocks has finished, with the final design to include a playground inspired by the mythical Atlantis Island.
Atlantis Beach estate project director Jarrod Rendell said delivery of the park continued the developer’s commitment to early provision of amenity for families moving to the estate.
Mr Rendell said it would complement the construction of parks in the Blaxland and Mulloway land releases, as well as recent landscaping works along Breakwater Drive.
“The playground, when it is fully completed, will feature an underwater marine theme with swings, climbing frames and marine animal cubbyhouses,” he said.
“The park will also have an elevated family picnic area with a signature shade structure, furniture and barbecue area.”
Resident Tara Webster moved into the estate in mid-January, attracted by the “community feel” and being closer to the coast than they had been in Ashby.
“It seems like a really nice, family-friendly community,” she said.
Mrs Webster has children aged four and two, and said while the park had great open space and barbecue areas, the playground suited older kids.
“There’s a lot of climbing stuff,” she said.
Mrs Webster said the “grand plan” looked good but they were disappointed there were no public toilets at the park.
Mr Rendell said, under the City of Wanneroo’s guidelines, there would be no toilets there and the nearest public toilets were at Charnwood Park.
He said future facilities would include a raised cubbyhouse with climbing ropes and a slide, a lawn area, fitness training equipment and completion of a 1.5km running path.
“The playground is suitable for toddlers to early teens with a range of interactive and nature play items including a large basket swing, merry-go-round spinner, large climbing frame (for older kids), whale play for toddlers and young children with slide, small climbing wall, cubby,” he said.
The developer appointed LD Total to design and build the park, and landscape architect Shohan Johnson-Kain said the vision behind Constellation Park was the mythical Atlantis Island.
“Atlantis was first described by the Greek philosopher Plato more than 2000 years ago as a major sea power located in the Atlantic,” she said.
“The island sank into the sea ‘in a single day and night of misfortune’.
“While many believe the story is a myth, for us this was used as an inspiration and beginning of the journey into the ‘sunken playground’ at Atlantis Beach.
“We used the island theme and sunken playground to generate concepts about themed play using underwater creatures and animals such as jellyfish, whales, shells and others items.”
Mr Rendell said the central parkland would cover more than 22,000sq m and the first stage was about 7500sq m.
More than 300 people have moved into the estate since development started in 2014.