adventure+ took on the high seas to revitalise an existing nautical-themed playspace. With play features for all ages and abilities, the ship-wrecked playground includes elements that the Anglesea community desired.
Located on the Anglesea River in Anglesea, Coogoorah Park is a very popular park, enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. The existing boat-themed playground though well-loved had come to the end of its natural life due to the age of the equipment and was due for renewal.
The local community involved in the development process opted to keep the nautical theme and maintain the natural timber feel in the playspace. The Surf Coast Shire engaged adventure+ to design a replacement with elements requested by the community, including climbing ropes, rock climbing panels, scramble and funnel nets, as well as pirate-themed features like treasure hunts, binoculars, and slides.
DESIGNED TO TICK ALL THE BOXES
Creating a playground to meet the client’s specifications was a challenge that was willingly taken on by the adventure+ design team. The design was complex and required much thought to bring it all together.
The new playground features a large timber ship in the main playspace as the focal structure, with over 30 play elements around, inside, and underneath the ship to help light up children’s sense of adventure.
The ship is docked and linked via a rope bridge with a hammock and swing set on the dockside, encouraging children to interact and socialise in different parts of the playspace.
DESIGNED TO SUIT ALL LEVELS AND ABILITIES
Special consideration was made as part of the design to make the space more inclusive by including access points for all ages and abilities. The community expressed its desire for the playspace to include accessible and inclusive elements as well as some separate play units to ensure a diverse range of play for all levels and abilities.
NATURAL TIMBER AESTHETIC
The adventure+ symmetry+ system was utilised to capitalise on the natural appeal of White Cypress timber which nicely complements the beautiful surrounding natural environment. It was important to the community that the playground caused minimal disturbance to the plant life and surrounding parklands.
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