In great news for Bunbury parents, a brand new $2.39 million all abilities nature playground has just officially opened!
Neighbouring the ancient and unique mangrove community on the banks of the Leschenault Inlet, Mangrove Cove features climbing frames inspired by mangrove roots, ladders, slides rope nets and rope bridges for kids of all ages to explore.
A walkway weaves its way through the playground, leading to a lookout deck with a panoramic view over the Inlet – as well as the existing Mangrove Boardwalk that winds through the stand of white mangroves.
The playground also includes a wheelchair accessible sand pit and tunnels, plus a water play area, basket swing, drums, chimes and cubbies, plus barbecue, picnic and toilet facilities.
The completion of Mangrove Cove marks stage two of a larger redevelopment project of the precinct, with a lookout tower, another play area, outdoor classroom and signage completed in 2020 – with 89.5% of the works for this stage completed by Bunbury locals.
“This interactive nature playground is a fantastic drawcard for both locals and visitors in the heart of Bunbury,” Environment Minister Reece Whitby said.
“It’s great to see a project deliver long-lasting benefits for the community as well as create local jobs during construction.”