Thalanyji Oval Playground

City: Onslow, WA
Country: Australia

Location: Thalanyji Oval Playground, Third Avenue, Onslow, WA 
Client: Shire of Ashburton
Age Range: 2+ years
Year: 2018

Thalanyji Oval Playground in Onslow, is an inclusively designed playground that provides a diversity of play equipment and activities for children of all abilities. The location of the playground in Onslow, a coastal town in the Pilbara region in the north of Western Australia gave an opportunity to design a playground with an ocean theme.

The playground is divided in two zones “the ocean and the land” marked by a choice of play elements, colour codes and surfacing consistent with their own world.

In the “ocean zone”, Proludic’s Tug Boat, Frankie the Fish, Seahorse and Boat Springers encourage imaginative play and story-telling around the theme of water for children from 2 years old. More equipment includes the Inclusive Accessible Carousel, Double-Bay Swings, a Balancing and Climbing unit, Talk Tubes…

The “land zone”, adjacent to the ocean zone, consists of a sand play area with the inclusive Proludic Sand Factory that replicates the experience of playing on the beach. Play equipment along the pathway includes the Rainbow Harp, Four in Row Play Panel and the other end of the Talk Tubes allowing children to communicate between the land and the ocean worlds.

The installation of pathways and accessible safety surfacing have been carefully considered to allow for easy access to the play equipment, and to provide a safe and comfortable place for everyone to play and relax together.