New places to play

Raffles Walk Park. Supplied/Mamma Knows West 244173_02

Wyndham kids have plenty of space to climb and explore, with two new parks opening in the municipality.

Property developer Peet Limited has created the parks in its Newhaven Tarneit and Cornerstone Werribee communities.

Raffles Walk Park at Cornerstone Werribee, which is now open, was inspired by the You Yangs Regional Park.

The park has large boulders for climbing, which range from 50 to 80 tonnes in weight and stand up to three metres tall, along with a climbing course with ropes, platforms, a lookout tower and a curving slide.

Universal Road Park at Newhaven Tarneit, which is set to open in the coming months, will feature a gigantic slide, swings, climbing nets, walls and frames, a shaded picnic area, an open lawn and a forest garden with a pathway and colourful landscaping.

The parks have been designed in conjunction with a website that reviews playgrounds and cafes in the western suburbs.

Peet Limited chief executive and managing director Brendan Gore said that the two new parks would give local families space to enjoy themselves.

Tamara Chan, sales manager at home building company Langdon – which recently opened a new display house at Newhaven – said that area’s park would offer families, which did not have a large yard at home, the chance to enjoy the outdoors.

Ms Chan said that lately, people building a house often wanted to maximise their land with a larger single or double-storey abode, with living spaces taking precedence over a big garden.