The Sykes Foreshore Reserve Play Space reflects the maritime history of the area with in fact the remains of a shipwreck from 1890 still present in the shallows in front of the playground.
This aquatic themed play space features a large Schooner ship that you can climb aboard via various rope challenges where kids can haul bucket loads of sand onto the ship and back down the chute. They can look out for pirates through the telescope and steer the ship on course too.
There's plenty for the little one's too with a multi play structure, rainbow harp, a little dingy to head out into the open water, and fish and seahorse springers in the sand..
Nature based play is evident at the park with some logs to balance on and a riverbed to explore.
And of course there are plenty of swings with a basket swing, swing set that includes parent/sibling and toddler swing and a unique "clothesline" swing set.
Look out for the little artistic sculptural touches around the playground with a fairy penguin, blue swimmer crab, seashells and starfish placed throughout.
A little jetty goes out onto the water too so you can get a good view of the foreshore and the Leschenault Inlet.
The Sykes Foreshore Reserve Play Space is a must visit if you are in Bunbury or want somewhere to stop to break up your drive further down south.
Images thanks to www.activediscovery.net.au
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Research by Kids Around Perth Reporter Lauren,18th August 2020