Less than 8% of 13 to 17 year olds meet Australia’s physical activity guidelines. While playground equipment doesn’t appeal to high school students, innovative outdoor fitness equipment and obstacle course […]
As part of our commitment to improving sustainability and reducing our carbon emissions, a_space has partnered with Greenfleet; a leading not-for-profit environmental organisation focused on protecting our climate by restoring […]
The City of Joondalup has recently become home to WA’s first, and Australia’s largest, Park Warrior open space obstacle course. The innovative course, located a stone’s throw from Whitfords Nodes Beach in Joondalup, […]
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Aust Govt) research shows that less than one-quarter (23%) of children aged 5–14 undertake the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity every day. School playgrounds play an […]
Pasterfields Sports Complex is a spectacular project that started as part of Lake Macquarie City Council’s masterplan, years before it was actually installed. Now the amazing Sports Complex is finished, […]
With four linear reserves located between Parer Road and Fraser Street in Airport West, Council turned the forgotten area into a community-focused, inclusive space. Community consultation is key Moonee Valley […]
The Open Space team at the City of Port Phillip focussed on Crichton Reserve for a makeover. Instead of telling the community what they’d be getting, the team went out of […]
Hobsons Bay City Council received multiple requests by the community to install new Outdoor Fitness Equipment. The result is an inclusive space for all, right on the lake with a_space’s […]
Brisbane City Council has fully embraced a_space equipment to promote active healthy spaces in Council’s open space strategy. Council chose to utilise both static and dynamic equipment in 2 new […]
The importance of outdoor gym guidelines a_space are proud to have been a large part of the development of the Guidelines for planning, installing and activating outdoor fitness equipment. We […]
Ever wondered where old playgrounds go? a_space are proud to be a viable Australian Manufacturer, and we do everything we can to maintain a sustainable, environmentally-friendly business. So, when School […]
After a petition to Council to provide more amenities in Charles Harper Park Helensburgh, Wollongong City Council went to tender to find the best outdoor fitness equipment to encourage the […]
Thanks to the vote from the Student Representative Council and Senior Prefects, Canterbury Boys High School knew that outdoor fitness equipment was something students definitely wanted. Armed with a successful […]
Oberon Primary School had an old playground that desperately needed a facelift. Old timber logs and tyres were the primary material in their main play area, and it just wasn’t […]
When Wendy Caple, Principal of Inverloch/Kongwak Primary School, wanted a new play area for her school she turned to her students for advice. Wendy was searching for equipment to suit […]
a_space recently hosted a group of students for a week-long program as part of a collaboration between the Knox Innovation, Opportunity and Sustainability Centre (KIOSC) and Rowville Secondary School. KIOSC emphasizes […]
The popularity of outdoor gyms continues to grow delivering benefits across communities. Channel 7’s Sunrise program recently featured the benefits that a_space outdoor gyms are delivering for seniors. With now […]
The City of Ballarat is one of our valued clients and we are proud to have recently completed our 10th project with them in recent years. In 2015 and 2016, a […]
The disturbing trends of reduced fitness and increasing obesity amongst adolescents has been brought about through a reduction of physical education and sporting programs…
A-Play (now a_space) was proud to be judged a finalist in the recently conducted Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards. The Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards were established in 2001 to […]
Designing playgrounds for special schools is quite unique, particularly when considering secondary school students. We recently installed a playground at Yarrabah Special School for students aged between 13-18 years. Part […]
A-Play (now a_space) preferred by more newspapers for ‘Back to School’ articles than any other playground company!
Victoria’s two leading newspapers featured A-Play (now a_space) playgrounds in their back to school articles over the past 2 days. It’s nice to make front page news!
At last week’s National Parks and Leisure Association Conference A-Play’s (now a_space) Managing Director, Dean Joel, presented on the topical issue of ‘planning outdoor gym projects.’ The large attendance at […]
It was with pleasure that A-Play (now a_space) recently unveiled a shiny new set of playground equipment which they donated to the Dunalley Primary School. The town of Dunalley suffered significant […]
There’s a feel good factor to buying Australian. a_space are proud to be an Australian manufacturer of playground and outdoor fitness equipment. Beyond feeling good about supporting local products, there […]
This week, a Councillor at Coffs Harbour City Council put forward the idea of a playground for seniors?
Some thought his idea was crazy. What, swings and slides for granny?
Not exactly, the Councillor was putting forward the concept of outdoor gyms accessible to seniors as a means of getting seniors in the community more active. As the Councillor put it, “As we are all getting older and in our turn becoming seniors, shouldn’t we desire that these seniors remain as healthy as they can, as flexible and as self-reliant as possible?”