Play in the Park

Play in the Park gives children the chance to learn through play in a supported, engaging and safe environment. Children attend with a parent or guardian and are provided with a range of fun, active and guided activities.

The program is run using theories that are researched and evidence based to support child development. Sessions include play, story/rhyme time, fruit time and craft activity. Any families with children aged from birth to five years old are invited to join us for a fun experience. All you need to bring is a water bottle and weather smart clothing!

The program runs weekly in Albany and Mt Barker all year long from 10.00am to 12.00pm. We also work in partnership with the City of Albany Library and local libraries to deliver Play in the Park at various regional areas throughout the Southwest on a monthly basis during the school term.

How do children benefit from Play in the Park?

  • Children are able to socialise with their peers which can increase self-confidence, wellbeing and belonging.
  • Play in the Park through story time fosters pre literacy and language skills.
  • Play in the Park introduces children to common school routines.
  • Play in the Park through physical activity promotes the development of motor skills.

How do parents benefit from Play in the Park?

  • Parents can improve their parenting skills and ability to play with their children.
  • Parents can increase their sense of community connection and support networks

This a free service for the local community that has been supported by Amity Health’s Communities for Children program. The program is run by a co-ordinator and a support worker from YMCA WA. Both have certifications in Children’s Services and Working with Children’s Checks.

If you would like to find out when Play in the Park will be running please contact Geraldine Pegler at or call 0436 430 491.