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.


CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • Are areas/tables at the playspace able to be hired/reserved for children's birthday parties?

    Tegan asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your question.  The City does not take bookings for this space.

  • Has there been any consideration of placing a publically accessible defibrillator in the park? Given the relatively secluded nature of the park and that one of the targeted demographics is the elderly, while noting the placement of a defibrillator in the first 3 minutes of an emergency increases survival rates astronomically, for a relatively small investment the park's safety could be increased by quite a margin. From what I've seen the safety features for the equipment itself look state of the art, but why set up to only go that far? Cheers, Sam References; http://www.australianfirstaid.com.au/defibrillators/facts-you-should-know/ http://aed.stjohn.org.au/faqs

    Sam1 asked 8 months ago

    Thank you Sam for your suggestion.  Unfortunately the logistics and associated security of the equipment make it unlikely that a defibrillator could be located here. The City will continue to make adjustments to the park in consideration of public safety.  Thank you for your contribution.

  • Hello, what date is the park due to open for public use?

    Karamea asked 12 months ago

    Thank you for your question. The park is nearing completion and is scheduled to be open for public use from 8 June 2018.

  • RE: Community Calendar I am a resident of St Peters Sq in Mt Claremont and had no idea that this calendar exits, I would use it if it was posted or letterbox dropped to me.

    Dianna asked over 1 year ago

    Thank you for your question.  The Calendar is produced each year and distributed in December along with the annual newsletter to all households.  This is undertaken by Australia Post.

  • Are there any plans for appropriate exercise equipment for adults with disabilities, e.g. a couple of exercise bikes? (I have in mind people who can walk, but have balance problems, such as occurs with Parkinson's.)

    GrantK asked over 2 years ago

    Thank you for your question.  The principle of this facility is based on access for as wide a range of people as possible.  Adults with a disability contributed to the design, so their needs will be reflected in the facility, for example, the equipment will take the weight of an adult, unlike much of the equipment currently in playgrounds.  

    The design of the play space incorporates an inter-generational area that caters for adults with disabilities. The equipment proposed is similar to the illustration below.

    We hope this information is of assistance to you.

  • How are you addressing traffic issues? Will you have traffic restrictors? How will people cross the road - will you have pedestrian crossings?

    winsomemary asked over 2 years ago

    Thank you for your question.  There will be no significant traffic issues arising, as the generated traffic figures are so low.


  • Are there any other potential locations?

    winsomemary asked over 2 years ago

    Thank you for your question.  No, there are no other potential locations for the playspace. The Beaton Park location was selected following significant investigation and community consultation, and this has now been finalised by Council.

  • Do you have a detailed parking/traffic/use analysis that I can review? What numbers of visitors are you predicting will use the park? What sorts of visitors? What hours are you predicting they will visit?

    winsomemary asked over 2 years ago

    Thank you for your question. There has been no detailed traffic analysis completed, as this is not a complex traffic situation. A simple traffic analysis is all that has been applied to date. The playspace is expected to require a maximum of 120 parking spaces.  This is on a peak long weekend with suitable weather. Normal day to day usage would be far lower. It is predicted that the average increase in traffic on Esplanade would be a maximum of 200 vehicles per day. Current traffic on The Esplanade is 770 vehicles per day, and the All Abilities Play Space might increase this to 850-1000 per day. This remains significantly below the capacity of the road at 3000 vehicles per day, and is not a sufficient increase to raise any concerns over safety or amenity.