Wattle Grove Nature Playspace
Playground added by Tiki, January 30, 2015
This playground is suitable for toddlers, has seats, has tables, has car parking, is near a bikepath
35 Lenihan Corner
Wattle Grove, WA, 6107
the lat and long of the carpark is -32.000629, 115.982655. Official address of the playground is 356 Hale Road if you're putting it into a navigator, but it's really on Lenihan Corner.
This is a recently-built and well-maintained nature-adventure-style playspace. It was opened in 2013. There are many mature trees, several of which are excellent for climbing, log steps, a dry "riverbed", rocks to climb on, a large sand area to dig in, a lookout, a stone slide and concrete tunnel, balancing logs, swings and a hammock. There is an area of proper turf grass, and large areas of softfall mulch with gravel and mulch paths defining the area.
Facilities - there are several benches, one picnic table and a drinking water fountain. There is no shade over most of the play areas, trees have been planted for such but it'll be a few years before they are tall enough to give the shade. There is a convenient car park, and bike-suitable footpaths leading through the housing area to the playground. There are no toilets.
I'd recommend this playground for 0-14 years. No toddler-specific equipment, but there's very little equipment of any sort and I'm a big believer in getting them out playing on uneven and tactile surfaces right from the get-go. One of the climbing trees is a fallen tree so easy for a parent to assist small children on. There is very little that a toddler *couldn't* engage with any more than an older child.
I'd give this playground five stars, were it not for the lack of toilets and current lack of shade.
Review by Tiki, January 30, 2015
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