Nature Play WA attended the reopening of the Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park on December 14th. The new stage 2 development was unveiled to a group of lucky Perth kids (and young-at-heart adults) to explore!
Naturescape first opened at Kings Park in 2011, and instantly became WA’s shining example of a nature play space, with a running creek, log bridges, wetlands, climbing ropes, tree hides and other unique discovery zones. The environment was designed to be immersive, with winding paths, boardwalks and bridges; A place to connect with nature and appreciate the unique Western Australian environment.
Since February 2017, the play space has been closed for $3 million renovations and, on December 14th, Kings Park and Rio Tinto officially opened the Stage 2 developments.
Amongst the new features, the most stunning additions may be The Python and The Bungarra: two massive skywalks that wind their way up high (suitable for brave and adventurous nature players)! The new Paperbark Waterhole is perfect for wading, splashing and exploring. Near the waterhole is The Burrow - a secret spot to disappear down into.
The Tangle is a rope maze perfect for swinging and climbing. Its challenging design had our nature player test team enthralled! There are plenty more wonderful features, all of which add to one of Perth’s best play spaces. Surrounded by WA’s beautiful plants and trees, Naturescape blends right into the wild environment.
Here are some snaps from our adventures at the opening event:
The Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is now officially reopened to the public. Visit between 9:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesdays to Sunday. (Note: it will be closed all of February and on high fire danger days). Official website here.