Proludic have provided an exciting custom-designed “Metropolis” play tower in the new inner city community park at Albert Sloss Reserve, Darlinghurst, for the City of Sydney. The park project was delivered in conjunction with the multi-million dollar upgrade of the East Sydney Community and Arts Centre. The Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney, Clover Moore, officially opened the Centre and adjoining park on Saturday, May 6, 2017.
Site: Albert Sloss Reserve, Darlinghurst, Sydney
Client: City of Sydney
Age Range: from 3 years old
Date Opened: May 2017
Proludic play equipment:
- Z15-4709 Custom Metropolis Tower with bespoke tunnel and custom Grafic Games Finish
- R49-UMN-230 Small Pod Swing
In the densely populated areas of Sydney an increase in the population has created extra demand on the City’s parks. The Proludic Metropolis Tower was selected because it has a relatively small footprint on the ground whilst still providing a significant play structure with lots of play opportunities for children. The small footprint of the tower enabled the provision of more grass garden areas in the park for the community to enjoy.
Throughout the design process Proludic worked alongside the project landscape architect, Spackman Mossop Michaels, to customize the colours and features of the tower, and to create a bespoke tunnel that connects the tower to an adjacent pedestrian pathway. The dark grey colour of the tower seems an unusual choice for a playground, but it was selected to complement the landscape setting of the park and the aesthetics of the adjacent East Sydney Community and Arts Centre.
The unique features of the Metropolis tower include manipulative play items and the application of custom-designed, themed graphics using Proludic’s award winning “Grafic Games” technique. The mechanical cogs, steering wheels, switches and periscopes also help to stimulate imaginative games and social play amongst children and adults.
A higher level of excitement is provided by the thrill of sliding down the tall, twisting slide and the challenge of crawling through the elevated net tunnel – look out for crocodiles below!