THE City of Joondalup has spent about $1 million in the past 12 months upgrading and replacing play equipment at 10 local parks.
The play areas at Whitfords West Park in Kallaroo cost about $100,000, while new play equipment was installed at Calectasia Reserve in Greenwood and Ridge Park in Edgewater for $80,000.
At Hawker Park in Warwick, about $160,000 was spent on the play area, including new turf and relocating the existing playground so it could link to Hawker Park Primary School via a connecting path.
The City is currently installing $100,000 worth of play equipment at Shepherd’s Bush Park in Kingsley, and a bike skills track and new barbecue facilities as part of the Robertson Road Cycleway upgrade.
Improvements have also been made to James Cook Park in Hillarys including a new irrigation system, paths and landscaping, the installation of a new cricket practice net, and creating a contemplative space with bench seating and play items.
Another 10 parks will be upgraded in 2016-17.