Out and About
Sandy Beach Playspace
This brand new playground opened late in 2022 and it is definitely one to add to your list!
Located at Sandy Beach Reserve there is lots of parking. The reserve is quite large and is shaded by magnificent heritage trees. The reserve runs down to the edge of the Swan River and there are some little river beaches so bring the bucket and spades.
The playground is quite spread out so you would need to move around with younger kids but the equipment is solid enough for you to join in and play. A sign near the toilet block is asking visitors to request the playground be fenced as it has river access. There is a good distance to the river and a clear line of sight but vigilance is always essential near water.
The playground features a multi storey structure with two stacked wooden huts connected by a steeply ascending bridge and a tunnel slide to get back down. This one is definitely for the older kids although there is a smaller slide from the lower cubby accessed by a climbing log.
There is a spectacular water play area with a tap, a weir and a trickle stream which disappears under one of the bridges.
There is an outdoor play kitchen with lots of leaves and twigs to decorate the mud pies!
There is a fantastic double flying fox which is great for adults and kids to play on - just remember to lift those legs up high!
There is a featured bee hive and some dinosaur eggs...
a choice of swings....
and to get you from A to B there are plenty of winding pathways and nature play elements along the way.
There are plenty of picnic tables and barbecues as well as large grassy areas to set up a picnic and there are toilets. This is a popular park and can get very busy so getting there early is always a good idea.
After playing on the playground we went for a short walk down to the river and then across to the boardwalk at Ashfield Flats.
Sandy Beach Reserve is the start/end point of the Swan River Ramble, a walk/bike trail that runs along both sides of the river from here to Garvey Park. The Swan River Ramble features in the following blogs: (click on text for link)
Baigup Wetlands to Riverside Gardens.
Goodwood Parade Boat Ramp to Hardey Park
What else can I do here?
While you are in the area why not head into Bassendean. Grab a coffee or a bite to eat or simply wander around exploring the Urban Art and Heritage. You can also go and visit the wonderful world of sculpture at Earlsferry Sculpture Gardens or head into Guildford to visit the dinosaurs at the Museum of Natural History.
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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.