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Moort - ak Waabiny with Koolangka Koolangka Waabiny Playspace - Wellington Square East Perth

Wellington Square in East Perth has been completely redeveloped into a beautiful family friendly parkland. The award winning Koolangka Koolangka Waabiny, which means Children Children's Playground in Whadjuk Noongar, is part of the $17.5 million upgrade.

The colourful intergenerational playground covers a massive 3000 square metres, making it one of the biggest in the metropolitan area. The playground design was influenced by Aboriginal themes and iconic Western Australian flora and landforms.

The play space is made up of multiple zones each catering to a different age group or style of play. Features include nature play, waterplay (bring a change of clothes), climbing towers, embankment slides, trampolines and parkour activities.

There are swings and a flying fox...

Multi Purpose courts and a pump track/skate park...

The central grassed area is surrounded by lovely gardens and a path suitable for a walk or for kids to ride bikes and scooters. There are exercise stations scattered around the perimeter of the park.

Wellington Square represents cultural and spiritual significance, linking the past and the present, where Whadjuk Nyoongar people met, raised families, hunted and performed ceremonies. In the north western corner you will find a very moving place of reflection to commemorate the Stolen Generations.

There are toilets, barbecues and picnic tables at the park.

Streetside parking is available around the circumference of the park. The park can be accessed by public transport using the free CAT buses  and is a short 10 minute walk from McIver or Claisebrook Train Stations. It is also a 10 minute walk from the City of Perth Parking station at Queens Gardens.

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In the spirit of reconciliation Out and About- Family Nature Connection acknowledges the traditional owners of the Wadjak boodjar (Perth land) and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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