Ivey Watson Playground - Kings Park
Updated: Sep 10, 2020
Another one of Kings Parks fabulous playspaces, Ivey Watson Playground is part of the Lotterywest Family Area and has been designed especially for children under 5. It is open daily from 9am to 5pm and is fully fenced but not gated (so the kids can escape if you don't keep an eye on them!).
The playground is divided into several separate play areas on different levels. The top entrance level has a large shaded traditional playground, musical instruments, swings and a maze. The double yellow slides lead down to the lower area where the kids can engage in imaginary play on the pirate ship and in the shaded castle play area. There are some large colourful books to read with the kids. Next to the large Community Shelter there is a toddler playground ideal for the little ones with sensory play and low climbing equipment and further around some plastic play equipment and cubbies.
Within the playground is Stickybeaks Cafe so you can dine in or grab some take away and sit at the colourful picnic benches or on the grassy areas within the playground.
The Lotterywest Family Area caters for families with children of all ages so if you have mixed age groups you can set up under the shady trees or on the grassy areas around Hale Oval. There are barbecues here and if you have a large gathering you can hire one of the gazebos. There are paths for the kids to ride their bikes and for older children there is a large spider web to play on. At the entrance to Ivey Watson are several animal statues which are an immediate hit with the kids as they love to climb all over them.
Toilets are available at the Cafe and there is plenty of parking although this area does get very busy so arrive early! Access is from Kings Park Drive.