Adventure Park a new landmark for Werribee
Families in Melbourne’s west are set to enjoy a new landmark Adventure Park by the water, opened on Sunday 26 April, amid a celebration of free food, live entertainment and fun for kids.
As children raced through their new adventure playground, through tree log tunnels, a rain garden, mazes and sensory gardens, searching for prizes, their parents were invited to tour the new community, have a bite to eat from the free food trucks and enjoy live music and dance performances.
Designed to attract people of all ages to enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle, the new parklands and wetlands sit at the entrance of Lendlease community, Harpley, publically launched Sunday and currently under development in Werribee.
“The whole Werribee community will benefit from the new landscape we are creating at Harpley, developed well in advance of our first homes and first residents moving in,” said Lendlease General Manager, Neil O’Connor.
“The green spaces, waterways and parklands here will not only encourage individuals to develop a healthy connection with nature and the outdoors. They also create vibrant spaces for the community to gather, for children to play and for lifelong friendships to form,” Mr O’Connor said.
Access to the outdoors has important health benefits for all ages, particularly for children. Nature Play WA research has found that natural outdoor learning improves children’s creativity and problem solving skills and enhances cognitive abilities, levels of physical activity, social relations and health. Attracting children to play and learn outdoors were key design considerations for the new adventure park.
A healthy future for this community fostered by these parklands also dovetails with a strong connection to the area’s past. The Cultural Park celebrates and preserves a longstanding indigenous connection to the area, and to the site.
“Our approach is to create beautiful places and connected communities. Setting Harpley by the water, rejuvenating the natural wetlands, celebrating its past, is just the beginning. It’s all a part of our master-plan for an environment that nurtures togetherness and belonging among neighbours,” Mr O’Connor said. Once complete, Harpley will be home to 12,000 residents, establishing a whole new Werribee precinct that includes schools, shops, professional services and sporting facilities, in addition to parks, gardens and waterways.To-date homes in the 435 hectare master planned community have sold quickly, via private release, representing a growing demand for homes in Melbourne’s west. New properties in Harpley were publically released for the first time on Sunday, and are now available for sale. For more information, visit www.harpley.com.au.