Ipswich City Council wanted to create a district-level inclusive toddler playground for the Redbank Plains Recreation Reserve. The brief called for equipment to support accessible, imaginative and physical play as well as a mix of interactive group and individual play elements. There were to be areas for quiet time and reflection as well as play events that support high-intensity activities such as running, climbing, jumping, spinning, and sliding.
a_space’s skilled project design team created a concept design from our extensive range of inclusive play events. We included a large bank of swinging options, our GPod and Wheelchair Accessible Whirly Go Round spinners, quiet imaginative play cubbies, native animal-themed totem poles, a musical bongo drum area for sensory stimulation, and a variety of ground-level cognitive play panels. These elements all complimented our multi-play unit which features a ramp for wheelchair accessibility, bridges, climbing nets, rock walls, monkey bars, interactive play panels and a ‘curly whirly slide’.
The park at Redbank Plains Recreation Reserve is in constant demand with children in the community as well as people travelling through. It has truly become a community hub where children and parents/carers of all abilities can come to meet up and have fun! The new a_space playground also offers an impressive visual impact and a vibrant colour palette. There are clear lines of sight for parents and carers and multiple play options for all kids to enjoy! It is fantastic for kids of all abilities to have the opportunity to play together!