All Ages Playground

Playground Open Friday 15 November

The fences are coming down at the Katanning All Ages Playground! Access to the road and park will be from 10:00am on Friday 15 November 2019 as the destination playground starts to come alive with the sounds of children and adults enjoying the park once again.

The much-loved All Ages Playground, designed to bring the community together, has something for everyone with its refurbished iconic giant play equipment, aerial walkway, children’s play area and additions sure to please the thrill-seekers.

Families can relax under the new shade shelters and enjoy a barbeque while watching the kids play.

Katanning Shire President Liz Guidera said “We are looking forward to seeing our local community come down to the soft opening tomorrow morning to experience the excitement of their new playground. Thank you to all of the people who have been involved, including local community representatives who have been working closely with Council on this amazing project, the result is fantastic!”

The $5 million upgrade of Katanning’s All Ages Playground, Lion’s Park and Skate Park was funded through the State Government Royalties for Regions program, Lotterywest and the Shire of Katanning. The precinct was designed by Plan E Landscape Architects and constructed by Environmental Industries.

The Shire of Katanning started work on the renovation and rejuvenation of its iconic All Ages Playground at the end of 2018. The initiative is part of the Katanning Heritage Centre Project funded by the Department of Regional Development, Lotterywest and the Shire of Katanning. Although the redevelopment is set to significantly change the landscape of the All Ages Playground into a premier Welcome Precinct at the town’s main entrance, many parts of the playground will still be instantly recognisable.

With the rise in popularity of destination playgrounds and so too the willingness of families to day-trip or spend the weekend, the project enhances Katanning’s visitor experience and support the town’s tourism sector as a key area for future economic development. The improvements the project brings to local amenity and recreation facilities will contribute to the town’s ability to attract and retain residents.

The Katanning All Ages Playground is located at the corner of Clive Street & Great Southern Highway, entry via Albion Street.

Miniature Railway

The Katanning Miniature Railway will still be running at the All Ages Playground during the upgrades. Weather permitting, the railway operates on every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 11.00am - 4.00pm. For more information please contact Julie on 0458 214 390 or Derek on 0427 212 967. For regular updates please see the Katanning Miniature Railway Facebook Page.

Flyover Video: All Ages Playground Concept and Stills

  

 

  

All Ages Playground, Skate Park and Lion's Park Design Development Plan

Click here for the PDF version.