This public play area in South Gloucestershire was designed to include some existing pieces of play equipment alongside an exciting array of new bespoke designed timber play features and a skate park.
We re-used elements of an existing steel play structure and transformed it into an iron age play fort, complete with slide and interactive sand chute and bucket. The ladder on this structure was built during a community workshop involving local children.
Leading from this structure for younger children, is a more adventurous bridge for older kids. Children can clamber up over our giant logs onto the bridge, then down to the play trail that runs the length of the park. They can swing in the basket swing, balance on the parallel ropes then balance along beams and boulders until they reach the hollow log.
Beyond the skate park, is a shelter that incorporates and existing graffiti wall, for older children to hang out with their friends and watch the action on the skate park. Nestled in the trees behind the shelter is our ‘jungle maze’ a series of parallel ropeways and a giant net attached to the trees.
A project of this scale costs around £130,000
No other tenderers could offer this level of involvement or understanding of working with children.
A. Brown, Landscape Architect, Gloucs Council