Urban Play worked alongside SLR Consulting, Orchard Property Group and The Landscaping Construction Company to create the playspace at Pebble Creek. In the centre of the playground is a bespoke Tree Tower which encourages kids climb to the top, play amongst the treetops and peer out over the incredible native bush environment. Adorned with leaves, the three-tier Tower features different entries and exits which cater to various ages and abilities. A parkour trail, climbing net or rope bridge provide a challenging yet exciting entry into the tower and a large curved slide provides a thrilling slide down to the ground! We were lucky enough to sit down with Chloe Wegner from SLR Consulting to discuss the inspiration of the playspace along with future park trends.
1. What was your design inspiration for Pebble Creek?
Our project vision was to create a public landscape and open space that promoted a strong identity and a community focus with links to Flagstone Creek & the natural environment. There were a number of key phsyical character elements of the site which we wanted the playspace to pay homage to; Flagstone Creek, existing mature trees, natural characteristics of the adjacent creek line (Riparian vegetation) and the rural context of the site.
2. Was there anything in particular that the client wanted included in the design?
The clients brief was to celebrate the natural character of the site, focusing on retention of the large existing Eucalyptus species on the site.
3.What trends can you see evolving in park design in the next five years?
The development of the virtual park exploring greater interaction between virtual reality and play.