Out with the old Mills Park and in with the new 24 hectares of Mills Park Beckenam. The City of Gosnells completed a massive reconstruction of Mills Park in Beckenham which was completed in May 2016. The new community hub now offers an assortment of sporting facilities, a community centre, a skate park and an all new nature play space and walk trail. Fixa on Brix Cafe is also located alongside the play area.
The nature play space
is quite large and spread out, and has been integrated into the existing
wetlands and creek. There is something on offer at Mills Park for all ages.
The main feature of the nature park is the large wooden log and rope structure which also includes a slide. This structure is quite challenging and may not be suitable for very young kids.
Younger kids are
catered for in the surrounding area with a smooth concrete slide, smaller log
structures, a basket swing and a hammock swing.
Near the community centre there is a sand and water play area with some more basic wooden log structures.
Hidden away next to the water play area is a dual cable flying fox. Great fun to be had by both kids and adults!
The park has a
boardwalk that takes you in and around the wetlands, and next to and over the
creek. For the more adventurous there are wooden log steps to take you through
the middle of the wetlands. There are lots of information boards throughout to
teach you about the area.
Close by to the
nature park are several shaded picnic tables as well as barbecues. The area
appears to have a lot of lighting and would make for the perfect place to have
a picnic dinner and a late afternoon play.
There are lots of pathways and a skate park, so don’t forget to bring along your scooter, bike or skateboard.
The community centre has toilets available including parent rooms, change rooms and showers, with additional toilets located at the skate park. Alongside the park is Fika on Brix Cafe and it's open Tues - Sun for breakfast & lunch. The transformation of Mills Park is amazing and is a fantastic park for the whole community to enjoy.
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Review by Kids Around Perth Reporter Candice, 26th May 2016