Parkequip's newest splash park installation in Barossa Valley features a wine inspired splash park, complete with mega soakers and spray features. Talk about turning water into wine!
Barossa Valley, one of the world’s premium wine and tourism destinations sits an hour outside Adelaide and draws holiday makers from across the globe. Now, with the help of Parkequip, holiday makers have another kid-friendly reason to head to the valley.
Working in conjunction with local holiday resort Discovery Barossa Valley, Parkequip has supplied a new Waterplay® splash park that makes a clever pairing of local tourism and aquatic play.
Discovery Parks General Manager, Damien Gallacher explains the park wanted to offer an attraction that would increase visitor demand and enhance their plans to expand the park. Inspired by spray park successes at other Discovery park destinations, Gallacher’s team chose a zero-depth splash pad and activity tower design that would pay tribute to the region's agricultural heritage.
“Barossa’s design was challenging for us initially as it’s an inland park, located in a rural farming district,” Gallacher says. Working with the ParkEquip team Discovery Parks were able to achieve a play design inspired by the surrounding landscape.
“The green and burgundy colour palette represents the grape vines,” Gallacher says. The activity tower comes to life with giant showering leaves and round grape buckets that fill with water before spilling onto water players below.
At 500 square metres, the splash pad offers something for all ages with unique play zones. Toddlers can play safely among gentle spray features, while thrill-seeking water players and parents can get drenched under the mega soaker’s 180 litre splash.
“Without a shadow of a doubt, ParkEquip is exceptional to work with—not only for the delivery of the product but of the experience as well. Their team provided on-the-ground support during the construction, and the result was seamless,” Gallacher says. Discovery Parks filmed the entire installation and assembly process, presented in their time-lapse video below.
The water park officially opened to guests on December 18th, 2016. By January, the park's bookings had doubled from the previous year, Gallacher says. “We’re very excited—not only about the water park but what it’s going to do for us across the valley.”
For more information about Parkequip and their award-winning splash park services, visit their website at www.parkequip.com.au