VIC – Austin Crescent Reserve playspace upgrade Case Study

Austin Crescent Reserve playspace

Located beside Westbreen Creek, Austin Crescent Reserve has been revitalised with a fresh new nature-inspired playspace that complements the Creek and Wetland theme of the park whilst providing children with a multitude of fun and challenging play opportunities.

Site: Austin Crescent Reserve, 29 Northumberland Rd, Pascoe Vale, Victoria 3044
Client: Moreland City Council
Age Range: from 1 year old
Opened: July 2019

Austin Crescent Reserve playspace

The design brief was to provide “a great range of contemporary play equipment and associated ‘nature play‘ elements of natural rock and timber to encourage awareness of and respect for the natural environment so the playspace is consistent with the proximity of the reserve to Westbreen Creek.” The intention was also to provide “fun and challenging play for a broad range of ages and abilities.”

Proludic met the design requirements by proposing a natural-play themed playground that enables children to be explorers and fosters interest in the natural environment while developing more skills and confidence through the numerous play elements and obstacles. Most importantly, the play equipment is all about having fun!

The Kanopé Multi-Play (J5609-C) from our award-winning nature-inspired Kanopé range is an adventure trail with curved lines and organic shapes. The timber-look colour scheme was selected to seamlessly integrate the Kanopé structure in the natural setting whilst using sustainably sourced and robust materials made to suit Australian conditions.  

 

Additional play equipment that complements the natural theme and provides more fun, active and stimulating play activities inludes Proludic’s Forest Group Springer (J984), Origin’ Climbing Poles (J4905) and Balance Beam (J4903), Metal Cableway (J514), Climbing Hut (J254), Double-bay swings with a selection of seats (J496) and Speed Gyro carousel (J2400).

 

The plan prepared by Moreland City Council also included a coloured rubber design with a dominant blue colour to represent “the expression of a waterway, and provide a linking device for placing the native fauna wood carvings proposed as part of the project, sourced from a local artist”. Proludic supplied and installed the Playmatta tiles used for safety surfacing in addition to the play equipment.

 

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