Located hillside of City Beach Oval is a BRAND NEW playground full of personality and adventure!
The highlight for the kids was definitely twin mirrored hill racing slides! Although fast they are suitable for most ages, and big enough for us parents to take our little ones down!
The nature-based playground also includes a variety of balancing and stepping logs.
Balancing ropes for little monkeys.
A basket swing.
And plenty of opportunities for imaginative play, Spence had so much fun pretending he was camping and building a campfire.
My favourite feature of the City Beach Oval Playground is The Happy Tree, the tree was created in 1975 by retired orchardist and Perth author Ralph Soderlund, Mr Soderlund carved different characters into the tree each year and in 1988 began the tradition of hosting Happy Tree Parties where children in the community would listen to stories about the characters he created in the tree. The tree became so popular that after Mr Soderlun moved the Town of Cambridge continued the tradition, keeping the magic alive for all children near and far.
The 300 year old tuart tree fell during strong winds in 2019 at its Hovea Crescent location, bringing an end to years of tradition and joy of children’s story-telling at the tree. It is amazing to see the Town of Cambridge has given The Happy Tree new life within the City Beach Playground. The trunk of the tree with its original smiley face and Mr Gnome carving is now the base of the free community library where kids can swap and exchange books. Large sections of the tree have also been turned into logs for the edging of the playground.
City Beach Oval contains sports fields used by clubs for AFL and cricket, plus has passive open and treed lawn areas for the kids to run wild. There are public toilets at the clubrooms which were open to use when we visited. There are no shade sails but the top half of the playground is naturally shaded by large trees.
City Beach Oval Playground
Fred Burton Way , City Beach – plenty of parking available.
About Kellie Elliott
Kellie Elliott is a stay at home mum of 4 she enjoys adventuring around Perth with her children and sharing her journeys and experiences on Instagram at Perth Mum Adventures.
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Kellie Elliott is a stay at home mum of 4 she enjoys adventuring around Perth with her children and sharing her journeys and experiences on Instagram.
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