‘Big’ just got bigger and better with the expansion of Queensland’s largest all-abilities playground. Landmark supplied a stunning set of custom shelters that provide stylish and functional shade for visitors to Mount Isa’s Family Fun Park.
Opened in 2009, the original park cost over $4.25 million to design and build and offered locals and visitors alike the perfect facility to play, relax and engage as a community.
The $840,000 upgrade, completed earlier this year, was funded partly from the Works for Queensland program and included new play equipment, softfall upgrade and renewal, cycle track upgrades, new seating, tables and landscaping, and a closed-circuit TV.
Landmark designed and manufactured three sets of shelters, which featured unique laser cut aluminium roofing. The shelters were delivered onsite in kit-form to be later installed by local professionals.
The company also supplied a set of custom skillion roof shelters and a shelter for the sensory garden that consisted of two cantilevered shelters covered by a mill-finished aluminium laser cut roof.
In addition to this, a curved steel walkway shelter was installed, supported by five hot-dipped galvanised steel columns, bolted-below the slab. The shimmering aluminium roof features shapes cut into the material that create beautiful patterns on the ground as the light shines through. This clever design adds to the wonder of the playground for children and parents alike.
Mayor Cr Joyce McCulloch said the total upgrade works took several months to complete, but the time and money investment was worth it. “The Fun Park was already one of the best and largest all abilities playground in Queensland, but we have managed to step it up a few notches. From the extra shade to the new interactive play equipment, updated seating, landscaping and lighting, I know Mount Isa families are going to love it.”
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