Thank you Minderoo!
Since its opening in July, the Nature Discovery Space in south Cottesloe has been embraced by the community and use of the facility has exceeded expectations.
The Nature Discovery Space is an initiative of Cottesloe Coastcare who partnered with Town of Cottesloe to develop the area. Minderoo Foundation and the Community Environment Fund were our funding partners.
The financial support of Minderoo allowed the incorporation of exciting creative elements, including a wooden climbing frame in the form of a baby humpback whale, a fairy bridge, a cubby frame and a resident rope snake.
It is clear children love the opportunity to interact with this attractive natural space among the trees, logs and rock mounds. We have seen lots of hide and seek, much cubby building, the creation of miniature worlds with shells, gum nuts, sticks and stones – and lately the humpback whale climbing frame has been turned into a hairy mammoth!
As Nature Play WA says: “children who play in natural settings play in more diverse, imaginative and creative ways.”