As The Adventure Park in Kwinana edges closer to completion the Sound Telegraph have published an article on their ‘exclusive preview tour of the children’s paradise’, which is set to open later this year.
The Sound interviewed City of Kwinana Engineering Services Manager Reza Najafzadeh and Josh Byrne & Associates (JBA) General Manager Morgan Gillham to gain an understanding of the level of planning and consulting that went into the project. The City of Kwinana has also been sharing the project via their Facebook page, with all comments so far being positive.
The $5.2 million Adventure Park situated on Calista Oval was designed by JBA and Jeavons Landscape Architects, and built by Environmental Industries who have all been working closely with City of Kwinana staff. Designed with the existing natural environment in mind, the venue combines elements of nature, water, earth and everything in-between to create an experience that is both unique and jaw-dropping.
The Adventure Park has been designed to be inclusive and fully accessible to create a space for people of all ages and abilities to participate in play within a safe and secure environment.
All paths are fully compliant with Australian Standards for Access and Mobility, and the layout of the playground has been designed with careful consideration for a wide range of access and mobility requirements.
The grandest piece of play equipment, known as the Tree Walk, is an elevated play structure designed to be accessible for all ages and abilities. It is accessible by wheelchair from end to end, with interactive play elements and experiences provided along the way. The Tree Walk also offers options for inclusive play at multiple levels with integrated sensory elements and play pieces.
The Junior Play Area provides fully accessible play equipment such as water pumps, basket swings and instruments, like the vibraphone and the gong drums!
The Sand Play Area contains fully accessible interactive elements which allow creative play with sand, such as sand tables, sand play networks and water pumps.
The one-of-a-kind Splashpad is wheelchair friendly, designed so you only get wet if you want to, and is one of the most unique water features in any playground found across Western Australia.
The Multi Age Play area provides more challenging equipment, including a Double Flying Fox with an accessible seat and a variety of swings to provide options for different ages and abilities.
The park also features a massive range of fully accessible equipment, such as a carousel, disk spinner, sonic bench and musical marimba instrument. There are three accessible, unisex toilets/change rooms, a ‘changing places’ room with full sized change table and hoist, hireable ‘HUB’ space which offers specific accessible furniture and accessible double barbeque and picnic areas featuring accessible tables and drink fountains.
The play space is also fully fenced, with double gated entry points, meaning parents can rest easy knowing their children won’t get far if they decide to run wild.
For further information on JBA’s play space design services contact us (08) 9433 3721.