Celebrate the reopening of the Kelly Park Playground

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

The community has been invited to the official reopening of the Kelly Park Playground in Carey Park on Tuesday 10 July.

Brand new equipment has been installed at the park after extensive consultation with Carey Park Primary School students and local park users.

The students shared their ideas with City officers who then put their ideas to paper and made it a reality.

A nature play, toddler area, new slide, flying fox, pod swing, adventure tower, talk tubes, rainbow chimes, swings and a carousel equipped to hold wheelchairs are part of the playground revamp.

The $290,000 project has been jointly funded by the City of Bunbury and the State Government which contributed $90,000 to the project.

The funding was part of the State Government’s Local Projects, Local Jobs program - which is about supporting a range of projects across Western Australia.

These grants are for important, grassroots initiatives and programs that will make a big difference to local communities. This funding was a commitment initiated by member for Bunbury Don Punch MLA.

The City’s allocated $200,000 contributed to the playground, new pathways and improved park furniture including an accessible barbecue, accessible water fountain as well as a picnic table and benches.

Mayor Gary Brennan said the playground was a great example of the City listening to the community and delivering.

“The students had some really great ideas and our officers have worked hard to ensure their feedback was used in the development of the new playground,” Mayor Brennan said.

“This particular park area is a popular community hub for locals and these improvements will allow for them to gather at and enjoy the park for many years to come.

“I would also like to acknowledge the work by Don Punch MLA in helping to secure funding for this important project.”

The playground will officially be unveiled at 10am.

Please park your vehicle along the perimeter on the park.