Spring splashdown for water playground

Kingsway water playground construction site.
Kingsway water playground construction site.

A DINOSAUR themed water playground is set to make a splash this spring.

Construction started in July on the $700,000, 180sq m aquatic play space at Kingsway Regional Sporting Complex in Madeley after Wanneroo Council awarded a tender in June.

An artist’s impression of the Kingsway water playground.

Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said it could open to the public in October, pending water quality testing from the Department of Health.

“Sporting a dinosaur theme, the aquatic play space has been designed to complement the adjacent and ever popular Dinosaur Park playground,” she said.

The Federal Government provided $300,000 for the project and WA Senator Dean Smith said the aquatic play space was important to Perth’s north-eastern suburbs.

“Parks and associated amenities are part of the glue that keeps our communities together,” Senator Smith said.

“This project will allow local children to run around, and have some fun at the dinosaur-themed splash pad, while their parents can unwind.”

The play space aims to provide a range of interactive experiences, with elevated sprays as well as ground sprays and jets.

Mayor Tracey Roberts visits the construction site of the aquatic play space at Kingsway Regional Sporting Complex, with project manager Rizwan Check and South Ward councillor Brett Treby.