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2 years ago in Community , Media release , Community engagement , Major projects
(27/9/17) Kids to shape new Freo playspace

Fremantle kids–and their mums and dads–are being asked what they would like to be included in the new outdoor play space at Kings Square.

The ideas of 170 local students have included musical stepping stones, a tree-top dance floor, giant flying foxes, a crystal cave, mushroom swings, giant fidget spinners and surprise pools that spray water ‘every now and then’. These and more ideas are now on display at the Fremantle Library.

Other thoughts and suggestions can be shared on the City of Fremantle’s My Say Freo online portal.

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said the new play space was a critical element in the once-in-a-generation renewal of Fremantle’s Kings Square precinct.

“Our overall aim with the Kings Square renewal project is to make the heart of Freo an inviting place for people of all ages,” Mayor Pettitt said.

“Having more kids playing and having fun at Kings Square will add colour and vibrancy to the area.”

The current playground in Kings Square is named after prominent local identity and former Fremantle Deputy Mayor, Jean Hobson.

Mrs Hobson said she was pleased a new generation of local children and their parents are helping design a brand new play space in the city centre.

“The transformation of Kings Square is something we can all look forward to and I’m sure the new play space will become a much-loved area where families can congregate and play together,” Mrs Hobson said.

“I’m really impressed with the ideas I’ve already seen from local school children and I expect before the end of this process there’ll be a lot more come in!”

The ideas of local school children will be on display at the Fremantle Library until 24 October.

The online survey and worksheet download will be available on My Say Freo until 20 October.

Visit My Say Freo for more information.