Apple Park a core plan

Zoe KeenanSouth Western Times
Donnybrook Apple Fun Park is set for a face lift.
Camera IconDonnybrook Apple Fun Park is set for a face lift. Credit: Supplied

A public playground that was once the apple in every child’s eye passing through Donnybrook is set for a new lease on life.

Plans to reclaim the title of “best public playground in WA” are under way for the Donnybrook Apple Fun Park.

The title was given to park after it was first established in 2008, but in recent years the equipment has aged and the title has waned.

But Donnybrook-Balingup Shire Council last week committed to reviving the core tourist attraction by endorsing the Apple Fun Park Renewal Project management plan.

“We’ve held the iconic fun park status in WA for some time, we’re looking to make sure we maintain the Apple Fun Park as a major tourist attraction in town,” shire president Brian Piesse said.

In April the council was successful in receiving $1.5 million in funding for the project through the Building Better Regions Fund.

A shire officer said the funding would go towards disposing of existing equipment and furniture, installing new playground equipment and furniture, refurbishing the toilet block, installing shade and improving pathways, lighting and barbecues.

Councillors adopted to revitalise the park in conjunction with the Donnybrook Town Centre Revitalisation Project to cement Donnybrook and surrounds as a regional tourism node.

The council has committed to completing the renewal of the park by March 31, 2021.

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