Bluewattle Rasmussen, Townsville
Bluewattle Rasmussen, is a new master planned community designed for a life of leisure, and their new iconic play destination is sure to get everyone talking, putting this neighbourhood firmly on the map.
Every resident big and small is well catered for with two state-of-the-art playgrounds, an outdoor fitness station and communal picnic and BBQ areas.
The humble butterfly is the core inspiration behind the name ‘Bluewattle’ and was the central design theme behind the custom designed playground. Rasmussen, the Ross River and surrounding areas are home to nearly half of all known butterfly species in Australia, including the ‘Wattle Blue’.
Day or night the vibrant playground is designed to bring the community together with an 11m high luminous Butterfly Garden Tower featuring two stainless steel super slides, one descending onto a negative 2m platform sure to please the thrill seekers.
The custom-made blue Corocord Butterfly is perfect for the smaller kids, giving them the opportunity to experience the fun challenge of climbing whilst stimulating cross-body coordination and balance.
Adults can also test their physical limits with a dedicated fitness station using KOMPAN’s X-ERCISE range, designed for all levels of fitness. X-ERCISE is focused on strong and flexible training of the heart, lungs, and muscles, providing a comfortable and convenient way to increase and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The official unveiling will be held in conjunction with a free family fun day on Saturday 13 August. This play destination joins a long list of award winning, bespoke playground designs by Urban Play.
“Defence Housing Australia (DHA) saw the development of parks at Bluewattle as an opportunity to provide the entire Upper Ross community with beautiful, state-of-the art outdoor spaces to come together. However, Urban Play has turned these spaces into so much more: an attraction for families across the entire Townsville region. Even before Birdwing Park was opened, the construction of its impressive 11m tall slide tower had people talking, especially when a photo of the construction was shared by Facebook page, Townsville Kids, and went viral with parents planning future playdates. DHA and Bluewattle is very proud of the state-of-the-art parks Urban Play has created, especially Birdwing Park, which we believe will provide wonderful spaces for all of Townsville to enjoy for many generations to come.”