Looking for a great day out for the whole family? Look no further than Scarborough Beach! The new Scarborough Whale Playground is uniquely designed with creative play features that will keep the kids entertained for hours on end! The life-size whale skeleton that includes a slide, monkey bars, swings and netted climbing tunnels is genius! We were also most impressed by the huge cubby house, which provides great climbing opportunities, and the overall layout and accessibility of the play elements.
“The playground is an art piece, inspired by stories from the Noongar culture where the belief is a whale will beach itself when it comes to the end of its life so it can return an ancestor’s spirit to the land.”
Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority website.The skeleton was designed by artist Jahne Rees.
The life-size whale skeleton design is awesome.
Climbing opportunities are endless.
The slide, in the shape of a whale skull, is fantastic.
Kids imaginations will get fired up by the huge cubby house.
Prams and wheelchairs have easy access via the paths throughout.
There is reasonable shade, seating, tables and a good mix of sand and soft fall surfaces.
There is a terrific rock climbing wall about 50m’s south of the playground.
There is also a great skate park, catering to a range of abilities, and basketball courts adjacent to the rock climbing wall.
Venture further south (around 300m) and you’ll find the new Scarborough Beach pool.
And don’t forget that the beach is right here too! Bring a picnic to enjoy on ‘Sunset Hill’ or check out one of the many café options.
Full play space listing available on the Nature Play WA app’s “PLAY IN WA” section. Visit the Apple iTunes store(Apple devices) or Google Play Store (Android devices) and search for Nature Play WA to download the free app!