Water playground makes splash as summer starts

The Kingsway water playground opened on November 30. Picture: City of Wanneroo
The Kingsway water playground opened on November 30. Picture: City of Wanneroo

YOUNGSTERS had a cool escape for the start of summer following the trial opening of a much-anticipated water playground in Madeley.

The dinosaur-themed splash pad at Kingsway Regional Sporting Complex began trial operations on November 30 ahead of the official opening to be held in January 2020.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said the play space has a range of fun water features for children to enjoy and will be open for public use daily from 10am to 5pm between October and April each year. Following community feedback, the City extended opening hours to 8am to 7pm daily. 

“I am proud the City has delivered this community based attraction which has received overwhelming support from local parents and children,” she said.

“This is a wonderful addition to the Kingsway Regional Sporting Complex and will be a popular destination for families across the northern suburbs.

“We thank the Federal Government for its contribution to the funding of this project.”

Mayor Tracey Roberts, Senator Dean Smith, and local resident Katy-Leigh Bentall.

WA Senator Dean Smith said the Federal Government was pleased to have been involved, providing $300,000 for the $700,000 project..

“The play space provides a space for parents to connect with their kids in a relaxed environment, whilst enjoying the benefits of sport and recreation,” he said.

“Access to quality recreational spaces like the Kingsway Aquatic Play Space is essential to promoting healthy and vibrant communities.”

Water features can be activated for 10-minute intervals via a push button located on the left side of the gate and can be re-activated as often as desired during opening hours, which were extended to 8am to 7pm in early December.

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