Fun-filled learning in new play area at Yanchep Community Centre

Play with purpose: Darcy Johns, Danielle Armitage and Matilda Parker in the new playground at the Yanchep Community Centre.         d446140
Play with purpose: Darcy Johns, Danielle Armitage and Matilda Parker in the new playground at the Yanchep Community Centre.         d446140

A FUNCTION to celebrate the Yanchep Community Centre’s new children’s outdoor music and water zone will be held next week.

The interactive outdoor play area was created in collaboration with City of Wanneroo staff, local playgroups and WA artist James Foley.

The multi-sensory environment is designed for two-to four-year-olds to help develop their fine and gross motor skills.

It includes water play and walls with edible plants, a mirror wall, musical interaction space, a pram and trike track, community mural and new native plantings.

Mr Foley worked with the group for several months to design and build the facility made mostly from recycled materials, bringing to life the ideas of playgroup parents.

“The project worked because of fantastic community support,” Mr Foley said.

“It’s wonderful to see the changes we’ve achieved together and the play space gives families who use it a sense of ownership.”

Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said community arts funding in the City’s budget helped pay for the project and local playgroups received a Jindowie community grant of $500 to buy tricycles and toys.

“Parents who come to the launch can register their interest in joining a playgroup in 2016 while their children enjoy the fun outdoor music and water zone,” she said.

Everyone is welcome to the November 23 launch at the centre located at 7 Lagoon Drive.