Kwinana Adventure Park is a fully inclusive purpose-built playspace that allows people of all ages and abilities to use and enjoy the community space together. Featuring elements that reflect the natural environment, the Kwinana Adventure Park is a stellar example of a destination playspace that offers a range of amenities in support of all-inclusive participation.
Hidden among the trees at Calista Oval in Western Australia, the Kwinana Adventure Park is an encouraging example of community consultation informing design, to ensure all members of the community are catered for.
Children at a variety of primary, secondary and special needs schools throughout Kwinana were consulted on the parks amenities, as well as Rotary members and residents surrounding the site of the park. The resulting play and recreation space is an area for community engagement on all levels.
The intent of the park design was to enhance interaction with nature and create a sense of adventurous fun, while also encouraging people to interact with every aspect of the greater recreational space. To this end, products were required to complement the existing environment, with natural materials used wherever possible, and public safety was of paramount importance.
This was achieved with the installation of a range of amenities and equipment, including an elevated Tree Maze that weaves through the surrounding bushland, incorporating physical and sensory play activities for all ages and abilities. A fun Splash Pad provides water play for hot days, a Sand Factory play pit and Junior Area entertain the tiny tots, while an Action Play area for older adventurers features a giant nest swing and double flying fox – all of which were purpose-built for all-Inclusive action, providing children of all ages and abilities something to play on. But the amenities don’t stop there!
Rounding out the park space is a slew of public facilities that support families to comfortably spend the day, including plenty of picnic tables, drinking fountains, and a sheltered area that includes an award-winning all-access barbecue from Christie Parksafe.
Supplying three double barbecues from their extensive range of products, Christie Parksafe helped to complete the public space and enable the project to meet its vision of fully-inclusive amenities by providing a wheelchair-friendly and child-safe product with the A-Series barbecue.
The Christie Parksafe award-winning A-Series barbecue aids access direct to the cooktop, not just the benchtop, making it a truly accessible model that encourages greater social inclusion in public spaces. Though wheelchair-friendly, the A-Series remains a safe addition to any public arena as hot surfaces are safely out of reach of children.
In addition to the award-winning all-access barbecue, two additional barbecues were installed in the park from Christie Parksafe’s unique Brickwork Bench range. The custom bench frame kits for these units were built into a stonework design within the park, meeting the design brief for an earthy, organic look that blends seamlessly into the surrounding park and playground. All three barbecues installed feature the CC2 Cooktop, the latest cutting-edge cooktop from Christie Parksafe, which provide safe, reliable and easy-to-use operation for park visitors.
Proud to have been a part of helping the Kwinana Adventure Park to become a world-class all-inclusive facility, Christie Parksafe Managing Director Alex Christie says, “We’ve been bowled over by the positive response from Councils who clearly value the importance of providing public barbecues that are accessible to all.”
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Client | City of Kwinana
Landscape Architect | Josh Byrnes and Associates | Morgan Gillham
Landscape Construction | Environmental Industries
Street Furniture Design | Cox Urban Furniture | Mark Cox
Street Furniture Manufacture | Altiform
Barbecue Supply | Christie Parksafe
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