Formerly a Victorian Arboretum, this adventure playground tackles the theme of playing in and amongst trees. The play park makes use of a range of recycled materials and consists of a series of new topographies, landscapes, and site-specific climbing structures. In addition to this external play space, there is a small building that functions as a play centre and educational space.
Adventure playgrounds are a specific type of playground that evolved out of post-war rubble and junkyards, where children were free to run around, create, and discover. The modern interpretation of the adventure playground is an environment that allows children to make things and play freely and creatively without prescriptive input. This allows kids to explore and take controlled risks, with the playground changing through the input of the children who use it.
This adventure playground offers a wide variety of experiences, that shift seasonally and with the time of day – ensuring there is always something new to check out! The design makes use of different scales, speeds, and uses to create a unique environment. The spaces expand and contract, providing varying degrees of secrecy and vantage points into the park.