We’re excited to open the first stage of New Junction’s most prominent public open space, Weeip Park.
The construction team are putting on the finishing touches before it opens in September.
Stage one includes a grassed kick about area and a dedicated youth zone including shade sails, a climbing wall, basketball half court, public art and landscaping.
Stage two is scheduled to commence construction early next year, and will complete the play area with cubby houses, a slide tower, climbing equipment and toddler’s corral, as well as more landscaping, public art installations and construction of a new toilet facility.
The park was named after Weeip, who was the traditional leader of the Boora Clan (Boya Ngura people) who were responsible for the Swan area during the first decade of European settlement.
The name was chosen in recognition and celebration of this area’s continuing significance to the community and traditional owners of the Midland area. Read the story behind the name.
Weeip Park is supported by a $1.3m Lotterywest grant which will go towards important facilities for our young generations to enjoy.
The play area coming in stage two is thanks to a $1 million contribution from the Stefanelli family, and will reflect elements of the classic Australian backyard – a place to tell stories, catch up with friends and play.
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