Hurlingham Playground Expansion

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Thank you to everyone that participated in this project. Your feedback has been assessed and the design finalised. Read the project update to find out more.

We’re expanding the playground on the South Perth Foreshore near Hurlingham Road and we want to hear your feedback.

New play equipment will be installed to integrate with the existing playground to provide an inclusive and welcoming play space for children of all abilities to play and interact together. Installation is scheduled for winter 2022.

The additional play equipment includes:

  • A ramp that leads to a tube slide, providing access for children with mobility

Thank you to everyone that participated in this project. Your feedback has been assessed and the design finalised. Read the project update to find out more.

We’re expanding the playground on the South Perth Foreshore near Hurlingham Road and we want to hear your feedback.

New play equipment will be installed to integrate with the existing playground to provide an inclusive and welcoming play space for children of all abilities to play and interact together. Installation is scheduled for winter 2022.

The additional play equipment includes:

  • A ramp that leads to a tube slide, providing access for children with mobility needs. Ramps can also help improve gross motor skills
  • Climbing equipment that caters for a wide range of ability levels and improves upper body strength
  • Opportunities for games, role play and hide and seek
  • Calming, sensory friendly areas
  • Accessibility seat on the swing that will be relocated
  • Sand play elements for sensory and creative play
  • Talking tubes for social play.

The current equipment and sandpit will remain and most of the new equipment will be located under the current shade sails.

How can I get involved/give my feedback?

  • Come to the drop-in information session at the playground on Saturday 12 February, any time between 9am and 11am
  • Complete the online feedback form. Hardcopy forms are available at the Civic Centre and South Perth and Manning libraries
  • Read the frequently asked questions
  • Ask a question online
  • Contact the City on 9474 0777 or email enquiries@southperth.wa.gov.au to speak to a member of the project team.

Feedback closed at 4pm, Monday 21 February 2022.

  • Final design update - 21 March 2022

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    The City received a range of feedback on the Hurlingham playground expansion design and as a result has made some further improvements to make the playground more accessible.

    The majority of feedback related to shade, the lack of an open slide, fencing and flooring and is outlined here:

    Feedback

    Outcome

    Will the shade sails remain?

    Most of the new equipment will be located under the current shade sails.

    The tube slide is good for older children but not as suitable for children who need assistance using slide

    An open double slide has been added to the design. This will enable children with mobility needs and toddlers to use the equipment more independently.

    Requests for the playground to be fenced to make it inclusive for some needs and disabilities

    The City proposes to install a fence around the playground in the next financial year subject to approval in the 2022/23 budget by Council.

    Rubber flooring is more accessible and less slippery

    Sand is preferred to rubber flooring as it stays shock-absorbent for much longer. Local playgrounds, like Hurlingham playground, are designed to last for 30 years to provide value for money and a more sustainable playground.

    However, a rubber flooring pathway has been included in the design from the bottom of the new open double slide to the edge of the grass. This will enable children with mobility needs and toddlers to use the equipment more independently and provide better access for parents and carers.

    The current equipment and sandpit will remain and most of the new equipment will be located under the current shade sails.

    The new equipment is currently being manufactured and is scheduled to be installed in winter 2022. All the new equipment will be integrated with the existing playground to provide an inclusive and welcoming play space for children of all abilities to play together.

    Have a look at the final design.