I WAS saddened when I found out that one of our child’s favourite playgrounds, the one that was at Frederick Stubbs Park on the coast in Quinns Rocks, had been removed due to the beach erosion.
The playground had great play equipment and it was very popular with families and was a lovely place to enjoy the sunset and a picnic.
The play equipment that has replaced the removed playground is not nearly as good as the original, and I hope that the City of Wanneroo will create a new, really good playground somewhere on a more stable section of the beach foreshore where toilets are close by and accessible.
The logical location would appear to be near the surf club.
The new playground at Butler by the lakes is excellent, featuring a roundabout that is actually a safe design, but it isn’t on the coast.
One thing that I will not miss about the old playground on the coast was the recurring problem of faeces and mess on playground equipment, particularly slides.
This seems to be a particular problem at playgrounds in the Quinns area, presumably the result of parents of toddlers failing to change the nappy of their child before a disgusting mess is smeared everywhere.
We no longer tolerate dog owners who allow their pets to pollute parks, so why should we tolerate parents who allow their young children to do the same?
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