Shaded play facilities
Journalist’s enquiry: In time for summer we’re looking at putting together a story about the prevalence (or lack) of shaded play facilities across Perth.
Could you please let me know:
1. How many council-owned playgrounds (i.e. parks or other spaces that have specific play-related infrastructure, including nature play) there are in your local government area?
2. Of those, how many have shade sails or other forms of shading installed?
Please attribute the following quotes to City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty.
The City of South Perth has a total of 68 recreation spaces, 39 of these have playgrounds, of those 24 have shade sails or shade structures installed. The remaining 15 play areas are shaded naturally by trees – the City being renowned for its green open spaces and shady trees.
Specific nature play areas are located in playgrounds in the suburbs of Kensington – Bill McGrath Reserve; South Perth – Ernest Johnson Reserve; and in Como – Neil McDougall Park. These popular natural playgrounds stimulate children’s imagination and creativity. Natural playgrounds can also help children to appreciate nature and to learn about their environment.
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