Pia's Place at Whiteman Park

One of Perth's favourite parks now has a new playground!

We love Whiteman Park, and to be honest I already thought it had it all. Free entry, free parking, a decent cafe, water play, cheap attractions like the tram rides and the motor museum on top of several playgrounds. But they have raised the bar again with the opening of a stunning new play space, called Pia’s Place.

The long tunnel slide at Pia's Place


A spectacular nature play space which slots right into its bush surroundings, Pia’s Place has something for everyone. Its been designed with accessibility at the forefront, with a world-class Changing Places facility. All the sand play tables and ‘sandpits’ include transfer benches so everyone can get their hands dirty, there’s accessible harness swings and a sway fun rocker that can be ridden by children of all abilities.

There's a wide variety of different play structures to explore


There’s an enormous lighthouse in the centre of the playground, and for those unable to climb to the top, there are viewing screens in the tunnel underneath to give everyone a taste of the view.

The enormous lighthouse is at the centre of the playground


Master B (6) especially enjoyed climbing the vast rustic structures which include a pirate ship. He also found some new friends and together set about building a cubby using the loose parts materials available. Little Miss Sunshine (4) soon found her happy place on the swings.

Plenty of climbing to keep the little monkeys happy!


Pia’s Place was developed with the support of the Touched by Olivia Livvi’s Place National Network of inclusive play spaces, and the Lions Club of Noranda. The Touched by Olivia Foundation was started in 2006 in memory of a little baby girl who died from a rare disease.

With a strategy aimed at creating healthier and happier lives for children, the charity’s core focus centres on creating inclusive playspaces across Australia. Extensive research and development has gone into the Livvi’s Place program, which delivers a unique environment for children of all ages and all abilities to play side by side. Pia’s Place certainly fits the brief!

Whiteman Park is located on Lord Street, Brabham, 15 minutes from Ellenbrook or Midland. Once you enter the park, follow the signs to the Tractor Museum and then the Dog Park to get to Pia’s Place. The cafe is in the Village Centre at Whiteman Park, if you want to grab a coffee before you head to the playground.

Facilties
Barbecues
Drinking water
Toilets
Free parking
Free entry
Wheelchair accessible

Pia's Place at Whiteman Park
Lord Street, Brabham
Whiteman Park Website

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