The Surrounds is a new residential community located in Helensvale at the Northern end of the Gold Coast in Queensland. This well thought-out masterplan is a family-orientated neighbourhood that ensures a sense of community. Bordered by a natural tree and bush line with coastal access, The Surrounds possesses both a coastal and a natural environment that provides the best of both worlds for residents.

Developed by Villawood Properties, quality lifestyle is a key element in the creation of this planned community. Recreation spaces and community activities abound to provide residents with all the amenities needed to live an active life. Cleverly thought-out playgrounds, parks, off-leash dog parks, walking tracks, and exercise areas promise amenities to meet all needs.

To meet the Villawood Properties’ philosophy of “creating places that make people feel connected, which promote healthy living and offer the most enviable of lifestyles”, The Surrounds features a children’s playground by Willplay with a distinct adventuring theme.

Designed to accommodate children of all ages and abilities, the new playground at The Surrounds includes timber climbing and balancing elements, for that ‘nature play’ feel, as well as a softfall rubber path with unique navigation elements and an overall ‘adventure’ theme.

Known for their Australian-made play equipment, Willplay installed a diverse range of their play structures in the playground to ensure there was something for everyone. With accessibility in mind, a two bay swing frame includes a basket swing that allows users of all abilities to participate. A custom Boxie climber with two slides challenges children to scale its heights before taking the Australian made roto-moulded slides back down to the ground. Boxie Rocks, Spinning Orbs, inground trampolines and a water and sand play unit also included in the bright and engaging playscape.

Extensive use of aluminium structural posts coupled with Australian-sourced recycled HDPE panels and stainless steel structural components ensures The Surrounds playground is durable and safe, and designed to withstand the harsh Australian climate for years to come. With inhouse design and manufacturing capabilities, Willplay was able to meet the custom design options required by the development with ease.

Because Willplay keep safety at the forefront of any park design, engineered safety flooring was installed to protect all park users. A combination of Takura softfall and PlayKote coloured SBR softfall was utilised for maximum impact. Takura is an engineered pine softfall manufactured in Australia. It is dust free and one of the cleanest organic softfalls on the market. PlayKote coloured SBR softfall is a recycled, non-toxic and inert rubber surfacing product with UV stabilisers that make it ideal for the harsh Australian climate. Suitable for both wheelchairs and prams, the surfacing selections in this park are a well-chosen perfect-for-use option.

Surrounded by landscaped greenspace that includes large sandstone boulders and timber logs, mature trees and plenty of greenery, this vibrant playspace blends well with its coastal surroundings while providing a community space for everyone to enjoy.

P   1300 132 047

Villawood Properties
Location The Surrounds, Helensvale
Architect SMEC | Simon Stantial and Richard Mason
Landscape Contractor PB Landscapes
Play Equipment WillPlay
Rubber Softfall Contractor Surfacing Contractors Australia
Softfall Takura Engineered Softfall

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