City of Cockburn, PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC, Western Australia, 6965
Telephone: (08) 9411 3444
 

BIBRA LAKE REGIONAL PLAYGROUND

Kids on a turtle

Bibra Lake Regional Playground Map

 

After seven months of feverish construction activity, the Bibra Lake Regional Playground was at long last opened on the 12th of November by the City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett.  Below are a series of videos recording the construction of the playground starting in April 2016. 

Where is it?

The City's Regional Playground lies on the banks of Bibra Lake, on Progress Drive, just south of its junction with Hope Road. 

What's on offer?

Apart from the wildlife and bushland attractions of the lake, the City has developed a precinct of recreational facilities around the lakes edge.  The Regional Playground is the latest of these attractions.  It is located  a few hundred metres north of Adventure World and the new ice skating rink at the junction of Bibra Drive and Progress Drive.

ATTRACTIONS FOR CHILDREN

The playground includes a lot of challenging and exciting rides and features.  Much of the playground has been inspired by local wildlife.   Aboriginal language, stories and culture is also introduced to children in a number of the playgrounds features.

kids on swing

A 35m long double flying fox.
(you might have to wait your turn!)

playground talking rocks

Giant rocks that talk when you touch them. (climbing them is prohibited!)

Bibra Lake Rope and tunnels

A hollow hill, with tunnels leading to a dungeon!

tree top climbing

A tree top rope walk with triple spiral flume slide.

Bibra Lake Handpump

A hand pump.

wet sand

A wet sand play area.

splash pad

A splash pad. (bring a towel!) 

kids on turtle

A giant turtle with its nest of eggs and hatchlings.

All types of swings available

All the usual swings, trampolines, see saws, assault, and courses.

 

FACILITIES FOR PARENTS AND CARERS

The Regional Playground provides parents and carers with as much supporting infrastructure as could be squeezed into the playground without compromising children's play!

Wheelchairs access

Barbecues under picnic shelters, with drinking fountains and water taps, are provided both inside and immediately adjacent to the playground.

Women sitting on grass

Soft, cooling picnic lawns are provided.   Bring a rug, no alcohol or glass please.  There is a secure perimeter fence with swimming-pool-type gates and latches. 

children running

A food truck serving ice creams, tea, coffee and snacks is parked outside the southern entry to the playground near a large new toilet facility with six cubicles.

ACCESS FOR ALL

The City has striven to ensure that most of the playground is accessible to everyone in our community regardless of their abilities.

man in wheelchair

toilets

special toilets

Special features used for achieving this include:

  • Barbecues designed with alcoves to accept wheelchairs and easy-push buttons,
  • Gates fitted with Mlock key operated latches (look for blue fitting) to make them easier for wheelchair users to open, 
  • All paved areas are accessible by gentle ramps
  • Rubber paving is provided throughout to provide wheelchair access through pine chip and sand soft fall areas, 
  • Conventional play equipment has been selected so that adults and children of all abilities can share and have fun together.

The toilets include separate cubicles for both wheelchair users and for those who use walking aids.  There is a special Changing Place with an adult sized changing table, hoist, and room for two carers.  Bring an Mlock key for access to this room. 

The City is hoping to install a swipe card in the near future. 

Dogs at the playground

Unfortunately due to the number of children playing within Bibra Lake Adventure playground Dogs are not permitted within the fenced area of the playground.

Dogs are permitted on lead outside of the fenced playground area.


PLEASE NOTE - NO GAZEBO'S OR TABLES WITHIN PLAYGROUND

  1. The City has received complaints that visitors are reserving space within the playground by erecting tables and gazebos.
  2. In order to maximise the enjoyment of the whole community, the City requires tables and gazebos to be erected outside
    of the perimeter fence of the playground.
  3. In May 2017 extensive shade sails will be installed across the playground to reduce the need to import shade structures
    such as gazebos.

  

THE VARIOUS STAGES OF CONSTRUCTION

UPDATE FOR NOVEMBER

UPDATE FOR MAY

UPDATE FOR JUNE/JULY

UPDATE FOR AUGUST