Kinkuna Park adventure playground opens this weekend


Artist’s impression of Kinkuna Park.
Artist’s impression of Kinkuna Park.

DEVELOPERS of an Eglinton estate will open its adventure playground and display village this weekend.

Allara development partners Satterley Property Group and LandCorp will host a community event on Saturday to open the Kinkuna Park adventure playground and 24 display homes.

West Oz Wildlife will bring Australian animals such as koalas, snakes and lizards to the event, while Gingin Gravity Discovery Centre will hold rocket-making workshops and have its solar telescope there.

The Scitech science wonderland is offering workshops and activities at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm and children can take part in a nature-inspired art and crafts program using new, natural and recycled materials.

There will also be a worm farm workshop where people can make a mini worm farm, as well as giant games and community displays.

From 5pm there will be a free twilight concert featuring pop rock prodigies Foreign Architects and indie-folk duo The Littlest Fox.

The May 7 event will run from noon to 7pm on Revolution Avenue, Eglinton and Satterley’s chief executive Nigel Satterley said it offered seven hours of free fun and entertainment.

“There is so much to celebrate, including the opening of Kinkuna Park which features fitness equipment, a multi-use basketball/soccer court, nature play, trampolines, percussion play, swings, a fortress connected by ropes and cargo nets and a large kick-about area with shade structures,” he said.

“As well as this, Kinkuna Park will also feature fun water play elements during the summer months including a vortex water tunnel, water sprouts, fountain spray and jet streams.”

The 8000sq m park also has seating, barbecue areas and toilets.

The developer has given the park the theme of ‘Laughing in the sunlight’ based on the indigenous name, Kinkuna, which means ‘laughing’ and Allara meaning ‘sunlight’.

The event will take place at a temporary landscaped park along Revolution Avenue, which will be the site for the future indoor recreation centre.

The recreation centre will ultimately be surrounded by a shopping centre, primary and high school, and 9.8ha of playing fields, which will be amongst the largest in the region and cater for a variety of sports.

Water play elements of the park will only operate during summer months with the City of Wanneroo signing off on the operation between November and April from 8am to 7pm.