Como: McDougall Park Community Kindergarten builds new treehouse


Four year olds Jasmine Van Derwilk (left), Jonathan Brockman and Morne Du Toit.
Four year olds Jasmine Van Derwilk (left), Jonathan Brockman and Morne Du Toit.

IN a show of community spirit, a group of parents have build a treehouse at McDougall Park Community Kindergarten by hand.

After receiving a $10,000 Lotterywest grant, the McDougall Park Parents Committee asked students what they thought would improve their kindy and by popular vote, the play structure was decided on.

Fathers Kevin Wagland and Tyson Menck were instrumental in the project, securing an agreement from the Department of Parks to collect wood from a forest near Dwellingup for the house.

“We have build the structure by hand as we wanted to maintain a natural look,” they said.

“Each piece of wood has been sanded and polished by volunteers, and a group of us dug and secured the main beams which weigh between 200-300kg each.”

After five months of construction, the new play area officially opened yesterday.

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