Pop Up Play

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To encourage outdoor play and help local children connect, the City has been trialling Pop Up Play equipment in open spaces across Vincent.

A lack of outdoor play equipment, particularly for older children, was identified as a gap in the City’s Public Open Space Strategy. The Pop Up Play program is designed to address this gap, and fulfil a commitment in the City’s Youth Action Plan to create more youth-friendly spaces.

Existing Pop Up Play spaces include parkour-inspired playgrounds at Birdwood Square and Loftus Recreation Centre, a free-play nature space at Woodville Reserve and a nature bike trail and pop up pump track at Britannia Reserve.

The first year of Pop Up Play had a wonderful impact on our City and we have received great feedback from young people in the community as well as peak body and industry professionals.

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.

Edinboro Street Reserve – our next Pop Up Play!

Our Pop Up Play program is extending to Mount Hawthorn, with plans to create an exciting new play area at Edinboro Street Reserve.

We are inviting the youth of Vincent to share their thoughts on what kind of play equipment they want to see at Edinboro Street Reserve. Some of the options up for consideration include nature play, an obstacle course, climbing and bouldering equipment or swings and ropes.

Share your thoughts

What kind of Pop Up Play equipment you would like to see at Edinboro Street Reserve? Share your ideas by filling out our quick survey below. Alternatively, you can email your ideas directly to us at mail@vincent.wa.gov.au

We're also inviting feedback to help us find other good spots in Vincent for Pop Up Play. Head over to our mapping tool to suggest locations for Pop Up Play.

For more information, contact the City on 9273 6000 or mail@vincent.wa.gov.au


To encourage outdoor play and help local children connect, the City has been trialling Pop Up Play equipment in open spaces across Vincent.

A lack of outdoor play equipment, particularly for older children, was identified as a gap in the City’s Public Open Space Strategy. The Pop Up Play program is designed to address this gap, and fulfil a commitment in the City’s Youth Action Plan to create more youth-friendly spaces.

Existing Pop Up Play spaces include parkour-inspired playgrounds at Birdwood Square and Loftus Recreation Centre, a free-play nature space at Woodville Reserve and a nature bike trail and pop up pump track at Britannia Reserve.

The first year of Pop Up Play had a wonderful impact on our City and we have received great feedback from young people in the community as well as peak body and industry professionals.

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.

Edinboro Street Reserve – our next Pop Up Play!

Our Pop Up Play program is extending to Mount Hawthorn, with plans to create an exciting new play area at Edinboro Street Reserve.

We are inviting the youth of Vincent to share their thoughts on what kind of play equipment they want to see at Edinboro Street Reserve. Some of the options up for consideration include nature play, an obstacle course, climbing and bouldering equipment or swings and ropes.

Share your thoughts

What kind of Pop Up Play equipment you would like to see at Edinboro Street Reserve? Share your ideas by filling out our quick survey below. Alternatively, you can email your ideas directly to us at mail@vincent.wa.gov.au

We're also inviting feedback to help us find other good spots in Vincent for Pop Up Play. Head over to our mapping tool to suggest locations for Pop Up Play.

For more information, contact the City on 9273 6000 or mail@vincent.wa.gov.au

Consultation has concluded
  • Kids trial new Pop Up Play at Loftus Centre

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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 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!

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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.

  • Pop Up Play at Britannia Reserve

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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

  • Pop Up Play at Woodville Reserve

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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