Covid-19 Update – Phase 3 opening
4 June 2020 in Latest Updates
We are pleased to be able to confirm that several of the Park’s independent attractions will be opening as of Saturday, 6 June, in line with the State Governments’ Phase 3 easing of restrictions.
The picnic grounds, bush walk trails, Dog Park and Children’s Forest have remained open throughout the lockdown period, along with the Village Cafe and new Guerrilla Hub kiosk at Mussel Pool West.
Individual attraction opening hours may vary from their normal operating hours, so please check their trading times with them directly.
The following attractions within Whiteman Park are open from Saturday 6 June in line with Phase 3 easing of restrictions in Western Australia:
· Bright Press print shop
· Caversham Wildlife Park
· Handcraft Centre
· Motor Museum of WA
· Village Art Gallery
At this stage, the following attractions remain closed:
· Bennett Brook Railway train rides
· Heritage tram rides
· Pedal Play
· Revolutions Transport Museum
· Tractor Museum of WA
All of the Park’s tours, including the Whiteman Explorer, Lew’s Legacy Express and Nocturnal Woylie Walks remain suspended at this time.
FACILITIES AND SERVICES
We are pleased to advise that Pia’s Place nature play space and the Village West and Village East playgrounds will open with no people limits from Saturday in line with Phase 3 of eased restrictions.
The Park’s electric barbeques can still be used, however, we recommend that you clean them thoroughly before and after use and bring some $1 coins to operate them.
The Visitor Information Centre (including coin exchange for barbeques) will remain closed at this stage and there will be no shuttle service from the Drumpellier Drive (formerly Lord Street entrance).
The Mini Pool Playground is now closed for the winter season.
In line with Federal Government restrictions we have elected to suspend all events and public programs that were to be held in the Park up until the end of July, at which time the situation will be reviewed. This includes the following Park and externally organised events:
· Ashley & Friends Day
· Doggies Day Out
· Mili’s Made-It Markets
WHAT ARE WE DOING?
Information posters relating to public health and hygiene are located in all of our public facilities. We have also distributed hand sanitiser to staff and Park volunteers at those contact points that still have direct interaction with our visitors.
We ask anyone visiting the Park to ensure they comply with physical distancing practices and for those who do not feel well or display flu like symptoms, we ask that you do not visit the Park at this time.
Each of the Park’s attractions have their COVID Safety Plans, ready for reopening.
We look forward to welcoming you back into the Park.
4 June 2020