Arbor upgrades add activities for families and furry friends

A second phase of works has added new play elements to Arbor Park.

Arbor upgrades add activities for families and furry friends
Aug 10 2022

Nature-play equipment and a dog agility course have been installed at Arbor Park, giving residents and their pooches more reason to visit the Morley favourite.

Following the success of the first stage of the Our Park, Our Place project, the City planned a second phase of works, thanks to funding through the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

Working with Greening Australia, stage 1 sought community engagement to create a plan for the site, with works including pathways, revegetation, educational signage, and wood carvings inspired by community artworks.

For stage 2 works, the dog agility course and nature-play equipment have been installed at the north-east corner, with further nature-play structures added to the south-east.

A limestone path will be added shortly to connect with existing paths and form a continuous loop around the park.

For daring dogs, the agility course offers under and over bars, jarrah steppers and logs, an ‘up and over’ jump, plus hoop rings at either end.

Nature-play equipment consists of a humpback whale climber, as well as a tangled nest and cubby.

Installation of the equipment and agility course were completed in conjunction with pathway construction and revegetation works.

New limestone paths now offer access to bushland areas and will help with weed management.

Revegetation works will connect pockets of bushland in the north, with about 10,000 native tube stock planted across two community planting days this winter.

Further works at the park may include benches and picnic shelters, as well as the conversion of a seasonally wet depression into a natural wetland.

Pictured: Councillor Steven Ostaszewskyj with City of Bayswater Environmental Officer Rebecca Cooper at Arbor Park.

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