All Abilities Play Space

Consultation has concluded

Phase 1 of the long awaited All Abilities Play Space at Beaton Park on the Nedlands foreshore of the Swan River in Dalkeith has been completed.

A huge 10,000-square-metre playground takes advantage of the natural environment on the banks of the Swan River has been purpose-designed to cater for children with disabilities and their families as well as teenagers, adults and older people, to play together with everyone using the same equipment.

The All Abilities Play Space is an inclusive, inter-generational play space for use by all in the Perth metropolitan area. It will be a large scale, innovative, state-of-the-art play facility that is purpose designed to meet the play needs of all, regardless of their age or ability.

Coinciding with these works, is a staged process to construct a rock revetment wall, including landscaping along the foreshore.

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Phase 1 of the long awaited All Abilities Play Space at Beaton Park on the Nedlands foreshore of the Swan River in Dalkeith has been completed.

A huge 10,000-square-metre playground takes advantage of the natural environment on the banks of the Swan River has been purpose-designed to cater for children with disabilities and their families as well as teenagers, adults and older people, to play together with everyone using the same equipment.

The All Abilities Play Space is an inclusive, inter-generational play space for use by all in the Perth metropolitan area. It will be a large scale, innovative, state-of-the-art play facility that is purpose designed to meet the play needs of all, regardless of their age or ability.

Coinciding with these works, is a staged process to construct a rock revetment wall, including landscaping along the foreshore.

How can I get involved, learn more or provide feedback?

  • Ask us a question using the Ask us a question using the tool below and we will respond
  • Providing feedback, using the feedback tool
  • Continue to visit this engagement page to read our updates

If you are interested in other community engagement projects being undertaken by the City, please register to be involved by clicking on the registration tab on this page.


Your feedback is important to us.  Tell us what you think of this wonderful project here.

We visited Beaton park today with 5 grandkids. We were very impressed with the facilities that you have and we spent an enjoyable day. I would like to give feedback on an incident that could have had very serious consequences for the City of Nedlands with duty of care. There were older children with BMX bikes riding around the pathways with no parent supervision. One boy aged around 10 ran into our three year old grand daughter knocking her over so she hurt herself. I spoke to the mother who was quite rude saying there is ‘no signs’ saying no bikes to be ridden in the park area. I noticed there are bike racks located outside the park but no signs anywhere. As this is an all abilities park and there were many challenged people there. The mother continued to let her child and others ride around and later a mother carrying a child was very nearly knocked over. I hope that as there are many other areas for bike riders that this enclose Park becomes a no bike areas for future safety of all .

Ozzyeve 7 months ago

I have no problem with developing this playground, my concern however is with the number of visitors it will bring into the area. I am very fortunate to live on the Esplanade and everyday I am astonished by the number of vehicles using this road, there are people heading up to the two yacht clubs, you have the skate bowl, along with sporting clubs training/playing on the fields, some days there are hundreds of children on the park and people on bikes and walking dogs, my concern that it is only a matter of time before an accident occurs. There are many times when cars and motor bikes use this straight stretch of road like a race track. Ideally there should be another road into this area alleviating the flow into and out of the area and a speed reduction along with traffic calming devices on the Esplanade.

resident Esplanade almost 2 years ago

I think it is overly grandiose. Please keep it simple. Also, there are adults with disabilities and one wonders about having a couple of exercise bikes for those who have balance problems (e.g. Parkinson's). Please don't spoil the area with too much parking.

GrantK over 2 years ago

Please don't develop this area. The quiet, undeveloped foreshore is an important asset to Nedlands residents - families and dogwalkers. Many of us who walk the foreshore daily place great value on the unspoiled area near Tawarri where we and our dogs are safe from traffic and can enjoy the natural beauty of the foreshore. The Nedlands foreshore already has sporting ovals, children's playground and skate park; the undeveloped area next to Tawarri is the one section where we have little traffic and can enjoy a quiet, safe walk. Please don't spoil this area with extra facilities. This quiet and valued area of our foreshore is not the right place for a facility which aims to attract people from all over Perth.

DB over 2 years ago

This is completely out of character for the area and should be placed elsewhere other than a premium, quiet family amenity. This will recharacterise this beautiful part of Nedlands and should be placed elsewhere as it is not a community asset rather a wider state facility. The huge traffic implications as well as visiting population influx this will create will also cause wider social problems and is a danger to our children who play in this part of Nedlands free in nature without the need for large expensive facilities which Nedlands ratepayers are being required to part fund. I call for this to be immediately withdrawn.

Asm over 2 years ago

We live very near to this proposed development.

We value very highly that there is very little traffic on The Esplanade between Nedlands Yacht Club and the termination of the road at the current site of Tawarri.
This area is currently very safe to take our children to play along the foreshore and walk the dogs. As a family who walks the dog (and children) down at the foreshore daily we are extremely concerned about the impact this development will have on our safety and theirs.

If a large playground of this type is built next to Tawarri then we will attract large numbers of cars driving along this street that is currently a quiet cul de sac. To confound this problem the new development is unique in Western Australia as it is an "all abilities" playground. We fear that as well as families it will also attract buses.

We love the idea of the playground. It is will be greatly loved by many people Perth-wide.

We are very worried about the location and teh effect it will have on the amenity of the area.

Please reconsider the location. Are there any other parks in Nedlands that would be suitable?

What about the empty parkland North of "JoJos" restaurant. There is already parking at this site and the traffic issues are not relevant at this location.

winsomemary over 2 years ago