St Finbar’s Primary School approached us to replace an old playground with new equipment that would be innovative and exciting for students of all ages and abilities. Having installed an a_space play unit a few years ago in a nearby location, part of the brief was for the new equipment to complement the existing unit in appearance and functionality. An essential element of the brief was for the new play equipment to keep kids on the move.
Space was an important constraint so designing a play space to fit into a specific area under an existing shade structure was mandatory. Our proposed design featured a multitude of climbers, balance and traverse events with standout elements like a Twister Net and Cocoon Crawler. The design included wetpour rubber ‘pathways to connect the new equipment to the old. The proposed design was embraced and accepted.
In the words of the school Principal Pat Berlingeri “Thanks so much for the amazing new playground. It is fantastic to see the kids so engaged in climbing and playing”. And from the kids “The coolest part is the high rope; there’s heaps of climbing; there are lots of things to do; I love the stepping stones; I like the high sections; it’s really fun….”. The project has been a roaring success and the kids now have a large, integrated play area to play and have fun in.