New play area to pop up in Mount Hawthorn

Published on Tuesday, 23 February 2021 at 2:49:00 PM

The City of Vincent’s much-loved Pop Up Play program is extending to Mount Hawthorn, with plans in place to install an exciting new play area at Edinboro Street Reserve.

The youth of Vincent are being invited to have their say on what kind of play equipment they want to see at the park.

Some of the options being considered include nature play, an obstacle course, climbing and bouldering equipment or swings and ropes.

“Our Pop Up Play areas have been incredibly popular with our community,” said Mayor Emma Cole.

“They bring joy to young people and are widely praised by peak body and industry professionals.

“We’ve seen sand piles, cubby houses, pump tracks and parkour equipment popping up around Vincent since this program started.

“These Pop Up Play spaces provide our local kids and teens with more adventurous play areas, drawing them outside and encouraging them to connect with each other.

“They’re designed for young people and in collaboration with young people, so we would love to know what our youth want to see at Edinboro Street Reserve.”

A lack of outdoor play equipment, particularly for older children, was identified as a gap in the City’s Public Open Space Strategy.

The Pop Up Play program is designed to address this gap, and fulfil a commitment in the City’s Youth Action Plan to create more youth-friendly spaces.

Other Pop Up Play spaces in Vincent include parkour-inspired playgrounds at Birdwood Square and Loftus Recreation Centre, a free-play nature space at Woodville Reserve and a nature bike trail and pop up pump track at Britannia Reserve.

To find out more or to have your say on the Pop Up Play project at Edinboro Street Reserve, visit

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