If you’re looking for a space to run around with the kids, take your dog for an off the lead walk, kick a footy or just enjoy a picnic, then you’ll love Wellington Square.
Be one of the first to check out the new playground on the block! Koolangka Koolangka Waabiny is set to be one of the biggest and best playgrounds in greater Perth, with a wide range of facilities including a skatepark, parkour activities, a pump track, waterplay, climbing towers, picnic and BBQ facilities.
The best play facilities to watch out for is the climbing towers with slides (one big enough for mum and dad too!), a basket swing, flying box and trampolines to name a few!
The theme for the community playground is 'Landscape of Play' and the design is influenced by Aboriginal themes and Western Australian iconic landforms. Hints of WA will be found throughout the playground, with banksia woodlands scattered throughout and the Swan River providing inspiration for water play.
Frequently Asked Questions
History of Wellington SquareOriginally a swamp that was drained in the 1830s, in the early days of Perth’s history it was used to exercise horses. The ground was also known as the Recreation Ground or the "Rec".
Prior to the construction of the WACA Ground in the 1890s, the park was the main cricket ground in Perth.
Cleared in 1898 to form a series of cricket fields, the ground was named in honour of the Duke of Wellington, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at the time of the settlement of the Swan River Colony.
In the 1900s the ground was used for West Australian Football League matches.
Perth Rugby Club (later Perth-Bayswater) also used the square from the late 1920s as a training venue.
What are the key features of the playground?
There are a number of play elements within the playground including;
- Junior Climbing towers
- Senior Climbing Towers
- Water Play
- Skate Zone
- Pump Track
- Basketball Courts
- Flying Fox
- Rope and Net Play
- Sand Play
Are there any accessible features within the playground?
There are a number of accessible elements throughout the playground including;
- Mounded accessible pathway to embankment slides
- Slides accessible by rubber softfall
- Double flying fox with accessible seat
- Inclusive spinner
- Quad Swing Set
- Basket swing
- Accessible waterplay
- Trampolines on rubber mounds
- Accessible BBQ, seating and tables
Are there toilets onsite?New toilets are due for installation in coming weeks near the playground on the corner of Wellington and Bennett Streets. In the meantime, please use the toilets on the corner of Wellington and Hill Streets. The City apologies for the inconvenience in the meantime.
Can I bring my dog into the playground?No, dogs are prohibited within the play spaces. Dogs are permitted around the periphery of the playground on leash. Dogs are also allowed off leash in the open playing fields.
Where can I park?On street parking surrounds the park on Wellington, Bennett, Wittenoom and Hill Streets. There are ACROD parking bays on Bennett and Wittenoom Streets. Alternately, make your way to Wellington Square via the free Yellow Cat, or by train with Claisebrook and McIver stations within a 10-minute walking distance.
Can I book the space for parties and events?For event bookings and large social gatherings refer to the below link for further details.