Frank Gibson Playspace Renewal

We're planning a renewal of the playspace at Frank Gibson Park to make sure it meets the needs of all users.

All play equipment except for the climbing net is due for replacement as part of the City's ten year playspace renewal plan. The barbeque, shelter and lighting will also remain.

In August 2019 we asked for your input into the activities you would like to do and the style of replacement play facilities for this space. We heard from over 100 people, and the most highly ranked activities were swinging, climbing, being in a cubby and and nature play. All of the input received was used as the basis for the concept design which includes:

  • A replacement 'traditional' combination play unit, with large sand play underneath
  • A cubby house
  • A slide and rope climb over the rock embankment (including stabilisation)
  • A new 'nature based' play area including climbing logs and boulders
  • Birds nest swing to suit all abilities and ages, plus traditional swings
  • New garden beds with edging to clearly define the boundaries of the playspace
  • Additional trees for more shade
  • Extra benches to offer a range of areas to enjoy the park.

To provide feedback, please complete the survey below, or you can attend the Gibson Park Precinct meeting on Tuesday 29 October, 7:00pm at East Fremantle Primary School (library) to provide feedback in person.

The concept plan can be viewed below or can be downloaded here.

What do you think? Please provide your thoughts below by Friday 1 November 2019.

We're planning a renewal of the playspace at Frank Gibson Park to make sure it meets the needs of all users.

All play equipment except for the climbing net is due for replacement as part of the City's ten year playspace renewal plan. The barbeque, shelter and lighting will also remain.

In August 2019 we asked for your input into the activities you would like to do and the style of replacement play facilities for this space. We heard from over 100 people, and the most highly ranked activities were swinging, climbing, being in a cubby and and nature play. All of the input received was used as the basis for the concept design which includes:

  • A replacement 'traditional' combination play unit, with large sand play underneath
  • A cubby house
  • A slide and rope climb over the rock embankment (including stabilisation)
  • A new 'nature based' play area including climbing logs and boulders
  • Birds nest swing to suit all abilities and ages, plus traditional swings
  • New garden beds with edging to clearly define the boundaries of the playspace
  • Additional trees for more shade
  • Extra benches to offer a range of areas to enjoy the park.

To provide feedback, please complete the survey below, or you can attend the Gibson Park Precinct meeting on Tuesday 29 October, 7:00pm at East Fremantle Primary School (library) to provide feedback in person.

The concept plan can be viewed below or can be downloaded here.

What do you think? Please provide your thoughts below by Friday 1 November 2019.

  • Concept plan released

    12 days ago

    A concept plan has been released for comment. The design includes:

    • A replacement 'traditional' combination play unit, with large sand play underneath
    • A cubby house
    • A slide and rope climb over the rock embankment
    • A new 'nature based' play area including climbing logs and boulders
    • Birds nest swing to suit all abilities and ages, plus traditional swings
    • New garden beds with edging to clearly define the boundaries of the playspace
    • Additional trees for more shade
    • Extra benches to offer a range of areas to enjoy the park.

    The concept design can be downloaded here.

    A concept plan has been released for comment. The design includes:

    • A replacement 'traditional' combination play unit, with large sand play underneath
    • A cubby house
    • A slide and rope climb over the rock embankment
    • A new 'nature based' play area including climbing logs and boulders
    • Birds nest swing to suit all abilities and ages, plus traditional swings
    • New garden beds with edging to clearly define the boundaries of the playspace
    • Additional trees for more shade
    • Extra benches to offer a range of areas to enjoy the park.

    The concept design can be downloaded here.

  • Engagement report released

    about 1 month ago

    Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Frank Gibson Park playspace renewal project.

    We've compiled what we heard into the Community Engagement Report for phase 1, which is now available for download from the document library.

    We're now hard at work preparing a draft concept for the new playspace, which will be released for community comment once complete.


    Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Frank Gibson Park playspace renewal project.

    We've compiled what we heard into the Community Engagement Report for phase 1, which is now available for download from the document library.

    We're now hard at work preparing a draft concept for the new playspace, which will be released for community comment once complete.


  • Community Engagement

    about 1 month ago

    We’re planning a renewal of Frank Gibson Park playspace to make sure it meets the needs of all users.

    Do you or your family use the Frank Gibson Park playspace? We’d like your input into the activities you would like to do and the style of replacement play facilities for this space.

    We’re holding a drop-in session at Frank Gibson Park playground (Forrest Street) on Thursday 15 August 2019. Drop-in anytime between 3.30pm to 6.00pm to share your ideas with us or submit your comments by Friday 30 August.


    We’re planning a renewal of Frank Gibson Park playspace to make sure it meets the needs of all users.

    Do you or your family use the Frank Gibson Park playspace? We’d like your input into the activities you would like to do and the style of replacement play facilities for this space.

    We’re holding a drop-in session at Frank Gibson Park playground (Forrest Street) on Thursday 15 August 2019. Drop-in anytime between 3.30pm to 6.00pm to share your ideas with us or submit your comments by Friday 30 August.