Pop Up Play


To encourage outdoor play and help local children connect, we will be trialling Pop Up Play equipment in open spaces across Vincent.

Outdoor play is important for children to learn and connect and we want to provide the support and infrastructure for children to enjoy the outdoors and have some fun.

A lack of outdoor play equipment, particularly for older children, was identified as a gap in our recently completed Public Open Space Strategy. The independent audit of the City of Vincent’s public space found a distinct lack of play equipment for older children and teenagers. The majority of play infrastructure is focused towards toddlers and young children.

Outdoor play equipment has also been a frequent theme put forward by the Vincent community in recent years. It came up during the Imagine Vincent engagement campaign 2017 and through our consultation to develop the Public Open Space Strategy in 2018. We’ve also received four community budget submissions requesting investment in a pump track or bike trail over the past two years.


To bring some of these ideas to life and inspire children and young people to use our open spaces more imaginatively, we will be trialling Pop Up Play equipment across Vincent.

You may have noticed some Pop Up Play equipment in your local area already - such as our trial at Woodville Reserve. This is simply an example of what Pop Up Play could look like and we are hoping it will spark some ideas from the community. At the moment we are trialling low cost options to beautify and build informal and creative play spaces prior to permanent structures being designed.


Share your thoughts

If you have any ideas for the kinds of Pop Up Play equipment you would like to see in Vincent, let us know via the feedback form here. You can also use the mapping tool to suggest locations for Pop Up Play.

Or call us 92376000 or email mail@vincent.wa.gov.au



To encourage outdoor play and help local children connect, we will be trialling Pop Up Play equipment in open spaces across Vincent.

Outdoor play is important for children to learn and connect and we want to provide the support and infrastructure for children to enjoy the outdoors and have some fun.

A lack of outdoor play equipment, particularly for older children, was identified as a gap in our recently completed Public Open Space Strategy. The independent audit of the City of Vincent’s public space found a distinct lack of play equipment for older children and teenagers. The majority of play infrastructure is focused towards toddlers and young children.

Outdoor play equipment has also been a frequent theme put forward by the Vincent community in recent years. It came up during the Imagine Vincent engagement campaign 2017 and through our consultation to develop the Public Open Space Strategy in 2018. We’ve also received four community budget submissions requesting investment in a pump track or bike trail over the past two years.


To bring some of these ideas to life and inspire children and young people to use our open spaces more imaginatively, we will be trialling Pop Up Play equipment across Vincent.

You may have noticed some Pop Up Play equipment in your local area already - such as our trial at Woodville Reserve. This is simply an example of what Pop Up Play could look like and we are hoping it will spark some ideas from the community. At the moment we are trialling low cost options to beautify and build informal and creative play spaces prior to permanent structures being designed.


Share your thoughts

If you have any ideas for the kinds of Pop Up Play equipment you would like to see in Vincent, let us know via the feedback form here. You can also use the mapping tool to suggest locations for Pop Up Play.

Or call us 92376000 or email mail@vincent.wa.gov.au


  • Kids trial new Pop Up Play at Loftus Centre

    about 2 months ago
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    We've built a demonstration parkour play space outside the Loftus Recreation Centre and we are planning another pop up for Birdwood Square, as part of our Pop Up Play initiative.

    Students from Highgate Primary School visited the new Loftus Centre pop up this afternoon to try it out. The kids were then invited to workshop ideas for their neighbouring park in the Council Chambers with City staff, Mayor Emma Cole and Deputy Mayor Susan Gontaszewski.

    The students use Birdwood Square for after-school play, so as locals, it was a great opportunity for us to talk to the kids and gather...

    We've built a demonstration parkour play space outside the Loftus Recreation Centre and we are planning another pop up for Birdwood Square, as part of our Pop Up Play initiative.

    Students from Highgate Primary School visited the new Loftus Centre pop up this afternoon to try it out. The kids were then invited to workshop ideas for their neighbouring park in the Council Chambers with City staff, Mayor Emma Cole and Deputy Mayor Susan Gontaszewski.

    The students use Birdwood Square for after-school play, so as locals, it was a great opportunity for us to talk to the kids and gather their very creative, inspiring ideas before planning what we will try out next.

    If you have a good idea for our next Pop Up Play, share your thoughts via the below link!

  • Pop Up Play is here to stay!

    about 2 months ago
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    The Pop Up Play spaces at Woodville Reserve, Britannia Reserve and Beatty Park Reserve will be made into permanent features, after a report showing community support for the project was presented to Council last week.

    Thanks to all who have provided feedback on the project so far.

    Building on the success of our initial Pop Up Play projects, we are looking to trial our next Pop Up Play at Birdwood Square in Perth. You can still share your thoughts via our online survey below.

    The Pop Up Play spaces at Woodville Reserve, Britannia Reserve and Beatty Park Reserve will be made into permanent features, after a report showing community support for the project was presented to Council last week.

    Thanks to all who have provided feedback on the project so far.

    Building on the success of our initial Pop Up Play projects, we are looking to trial our next Pop Up Play at Birdwood Square in Perth. You can still share your thoughts via our online survey below.

  • Pop Up Play at Britannia Reserve

    4 months ago
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    We are planning a nature bike trail and pop up pump track at the freeway end of Britannia Reserve as our second Pop Up Play.

    This pop up aims to test out some of the ideas put forward by young people before planning any permanent spaces in the future.

    Bike riders will have their own entrance to the pump track that winds through the trees and links directly from the carpark, rather than ride on the red asphalt path around Britannia which is used by younger kids and walkers.

    Check out the photo library to see Mayor Emma Cole and City of Vincent staff talking to local children at Britannia Reserve, to see what they would like to see from a bike trail and pop up pump track.

    Share your thoughts

    To share your thoughts on the kinds of Pop Up Play you would like to see in your neighbourhood make sure to let us know via the feedback form or email us at mail@vincent.wa.gov.au


    We are planning a nature bike trail and pop up pump track at the freeway end of Britannia Reserve as our second Pop Up Play.

    This pop up aims to test out some of the ideas put forward by young people before planning any permanent spaces in the future.

    Bike riders will have their own entrance to the pump track that winds through the trees and links directly from the carpark, rather than ride on the red asphalt path around Britannia which is used by younger kids and walkers.

    Check out the photo library to see Mayor Emma Cole and City of Vincent staff talking to local children at Britannia Reserve, to see what they would like to see from a bike trail and pop up pump track.

    Share your thoughts

    To share your thoughts on the kinds of Pop Up Play you would like to see in your neighbourhood make sure to let us know via the feedback form or email us at mail@vincent.wa.gov.au

  • Pop Up Play at Woodville Reserve

    4 months ago
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    Our first Pop Up Play is underway next to the North Perth Community Garden in an under used area of Woodville Reserve.

    During April, City staff and Mayor Cole met with local North Perth children who had created their own play area in an under used part of Woodville Reserve with found treasures and left over materials supplied to the North Perth Community Garden. The idea was to support what the children had started, to provide the raw materials they wanted and to encourage more children to use the space to play.

    Local kids Max (12) and Catherine (11) were enthusiastic about the new play space.

    “It gives me lots of freedom to do things I can’t do at other places. I love being able to make cubbies and forts with lots of recycled things we find. It is where we can be creative and have fun at the same time,” said Max.

    “We have so much fun meeting new friends and working together building our own things, that evolve when we are playing. The world is not ready made for you, so it’s nice and fun to see what we can make ourselves, said Catherine.

    Mayor Emma Cole is looking forward to expanding Pop Up Play in the coming weeks.

    “Woodville Reserve is the first Pop Up Play and we hope to do more before the end of June. The temporary play spaces will be based on ideas that have been put forward by members of the community, with direct feedback from youth.” said Mayor Cole.

    “We know from talking with our youth, including our local schools during Imagine Vincent, that there is a demand for free nature play, pump tracks, bike trails and temporary play equipment that could bring more exciting play opportunities to Vincent.”

    Visit the photo library to check out some photos of the new Pop Up Play at Woodville Reserve.

    Share your thoughts

    To share your thoughts on the kinds of Pop Up Play you would like to see in your area, make sure to let us know via the feedback form or email us at mail@vincent.wa.gov.au


    Our first Pop Up Play is underway next to the North Perth Community Garden in an under used area of Woodville Reserve.

    During April, City staff and Mayor Cole met with local North Perth children who had created their own play area in an under used part of Woodville Reserve with found treasures and left over materials supplied to the North Perth Community Garden. The idea was to support what the children had started, to provide the raw materials they wanted and to encourage more children to use the space to play.

    Local kids Max (12) and Catherine (11) were enthusiastic about the new play space.

    “It gives me lots of freedom to do things I can’t do at other places. I love being able to make cubbies and forts with lots of recycled things we find. It is where we can be creative and have fun at the same time,” said Max.

    “We have so much fun meeting new friends and working together building our own things, that evolve when we are playing. The world is not ready made for you, so it’s nice and fun to see what we can make ourselves, said Catherine.

    Mayor Emma Cole is looking forward to expanding Pop Up Play in the coming weeks.

    “Woodville Reserve is the first Pop Up Play and we hope to do more before the end of June. The temporary play spaces will be based on ideas that have been put forward by members of the community, with direct feedback from youth.” said Mayor Cole.

    “We know from talking with our youth, including our local schools during Imagine Vincent, that there is a demand for free nature play, pump tracks, bike trails and temporary play equipment that could bring more exciting play opportunities to Vincent.”

    Visit the photo library to check out some photos of the new Pop Up Play at Woodville Reserve.

    Share your thoughts

    To share your thoughts on the kinds of Pop Up Play you would like to see in your area, make sure to let us know via the feedback form or email us at mail@vincent.wa.gov.au