10th Birthday celebrations for Apple Fun Park

About 400 people flocked to Donnybrook to celebrate the 10th birthday of the iconic Apple Fun Park on March 31.

Mums, dads and kids enjoyed a free breakfast cooked by the Donnybrook Lions Club, entertainment by Kaptain Quirk, a free gift and birthday cake. 

Larger than life apple and pear characters roamed the crowd adding to the colourful spectacle on the day.

Collie MLA Mick Murray cut the birthday cake with Shire of Donnybrook CEO Ben Rose and Shire President Brian Piesse.

"The Apple Fun Park was a project borne from the local community and driven with great enthusiasm and passion from the people of Donnybrook, with many generous donations of money and volunteer time from more than 100 people and businesses.

"Like most community projects, there is a catalyst that starts the ball rolling, and we remain indebted to Crendon Machinery for their determination, generosity, vision and design work,” Cr Piesse said.

Mr Murray commended the community for an impressive effort with donations of plant, equipment and labour totalling about $1.5 million.

"The Shire too made a significant contribution during this construction phase and has continued to maintain the Park beautifully over the last 10 years. It was a labour of love for the Donnybrook community and they are to be congratulated on creating a playground that is not only something for the families in Donnybrook to use, but has promoted the town to visitors across the region, Western Australia and Australia. Visitors bring economic benefits to towns and help them to grow and create jobs.” Mr Murray said.