Bibra Lake Regional Playground

The Bibra Lake Regional Playground has something for everyone, from a double flying fox to water squirting bulrushes and giant talking rocks telling local Nyungar stories. Located near the beautiful Bibra Lake on Progress Drive, the 7,000m2 playground with abundant shade is open 7 days a week from 8.30am to 9pm, all year round.

The playground was designed to introduce children of all ages, abilities and disabilities to the natural environment through play. Its features and designs draw on local wildlife and fauna, and aboriginal heritage resulting in a unique and local way of learning, exploring and playing.

With BBQ’s, picnic areas, toilets and change rooms for those with disability, you can spend the entire day at the playground with your family and friends. There is even a food van selling various cuisines, drinks, ice cream and coffee. If the kids feel like cooling off, there are water-squirting bulrushes and various water play activities on offer, just remember to bring their bathers and a change of clothes!

A full time Playground Officer ensures the grounds are clean, the equipment works and the place looks great! 

OPEN - 8.30am - 9pm, 7 days a week, all year round. 
ADDRESS - Progress Drive, just south of Hope Road in Bibra Lake.

What can I find at the playground?

For kids

  • Double flying fox
  • Tree top aerial rope walk
  • Rope obstacle course and climbing frames
  • Water spurting bullrishes and water play area with sandpit
  • In ground trampolines
  • Seesaws and birds nest swing
  • 25,000 year old Diprotodon fossil dig
  • Grassy play hill and tunnels inspired by Aboriginal stories
  • Aboriginal fish traps - large basket-like climbing frames and cubby houses
  • Giant talking rocks telling local Nyungar stories
  • Giant nest of turtles and eggs.

For parents

  • Picnic areas below existing tree canopies
  • 6 accessible BBQs in shelters with sensory lighting
  • Change room for people with a disability (a first for Western Australia)
  • 8 cubicle toilet

For those with disability

The playground has been designed to be fully accessible to parents and children with a disability. Some of the key features are listed below:

  • Perimeter fence and pool fence gates - wheelchair accessible with latches allowing wheelchair users access in an out
  • Changing places facility- tracking hoists, height adjustable adult sized changing bench, automatic doors and enough space for two carers
  • Sound and water play for the visually impaired
  • Barbecues – 1st wheelchair accessible BBQs in Australia. Buttons designed for those with limited use of their fingers or visually impaired
  • Supportive seating on swings, the flying fox, and seesaws
  • Ability to lie on swings – encourages inclusive play with everyone
  • Ramps and rubber paths - wheelchair accessible
  • Disabled parking bays
  • A bus parking bay for group visits.

Aboriginal influence

Bibra Lake is a significant sacred site for Nyungar people, reflected through the design of the playground. Giant talking rocks positioned in a yarning circle will teach children local stories and provide information about the lake and its importance to Nyungar people. A yarning circle is a tradition spot for gathering and teaching.

Aboriginal fish traps were the inspiration behind the large basket like climbing frames and cubby houses. Fish traps are the result of moving stone to form a wall or a ‘trap’ so that fish could be easily caught and extracted from lakes or ponds.

Not allowed at the playground

Gazebos and tables

Please note that gazebos and tables are not permitted. The City has received complaints that visitors are ‘reserving’ space within the playground by erecting tables and gazebos. Bibra Lake Regional Playground is a public area, that cannot be reserved. In order to maximise the enjoyment of the whole community, the City requires tables and gazebos to be erected outside the perimeter fence of the playground.

Dogs 

Unfortunately due to the number of children playing within Bibra Lake Regional playground, dogs are not permitted inside the fenced area of the playground, however are permitted on a lead outside of the fenced playground area.

Take a look at the playground

Watch our video highlighting all the wonderful things you can find in this super fun park.

Please note: The video does not contain any speaking. Text shown in the video can be found in the transcript which is linked in the 'related documents' area below.

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Contact

Address

9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

Language Support

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Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.