Author Archives for Dani Eastwood

TERRA AUSTRALIS

April 8, 2021 11:35 am Published by Comments Off on TERRA AUSTRALIS

Inspired by nature.  Re-imagined for Australian environments. Terra Australis is a story born from our need to reconnect with nature in a way that is both sustainable and accessible to all.  Using stunning, locally sourced natural materials such as Australian Hardwood Timber and stone, we...
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“Hot Playgrounds” and designing for thermal comfort

March 11, 2021 3:39 pm Published by Comments Off on “Hot Playgrounds” and designing for thermal comfort

If you’re a member of Play Australia, you may have participated in last week’s online learning session featuring Dr Sebastian Pfautsch, Associate Professor in Urban Studies at Western Sydney University. In the summer of 2020, Dr Pfautsch studied surface temperatures at three outdoor play spaces...
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Integrating Natural Play Elements

March 11, 2021 3:16 pm Published by Comments Off on Integrating Natural Play Elements

by Lauren Evans Nature play and the use of natural materials has been around since the infancy of Landscape Architecture, however I believe the integration of natural elements into playspace design over the last 10-20 years is a result of urban densification and the reduction...
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Feedback

February 24, 2021 4:04 pm Published by Comments Off on Feedback

Have you loved your play experience? Have some suggestions on how we can make things better? Come across some maintenance issues? Please take the time to send your feedback though here:


Work with us

December 22, 2020 3:13 pm Published by Comments Off on Work with us

Would you like to be a part of our team? Check out the details of our current employment opportunities below: You’d love to work with us but there’s no vacancy listed above? You can send us through your details using the form below. As soon...
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The Hills District All-abilities Playground

The Hills District All-Abilities Playground

December 9, 2020 3:50 pm Published by Comments Off on The Hills District All-Abilities Playground

The Hills District All Abilities Playground at Leslie Patrick Park is the development of a new district level facility to support the diverse needs of the Moreton Bay Region’s community. At approximately 5000m2, the facility includes a tailored play experience that aims to satisfy the...
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COmplete Splashparks, ready to construct

Ready-to-Construct Splashparks

November 12, 2020 11:33 am Published by Comments Off on Ready-to-Construct Splashparks

A splashpark is an incredible community asset, providing a safe space for people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds to come together in an inclusive environment. However, the legislative requirements regarding water quality and safety, ongoing water management and maintenance and high construction costs...
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Regional Service Agents

November 11, 2020 12:54 pm Published by Comments Off on Regional Service Agents

In recent years, changes to our way of life have placed increased importance and value on our recreational spaces.  From increased urbanisation and higher-density living to navigating the new “COVID-normal”, our parks and playgrounds deliver the social and physical activity we crave, resulting in councils,...
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Frontiers: Taking play system design to the next level

August 20, 2020 12:58 pm Published by Comments Off on Frontiers: Taking play system design to the next level

As we re-think our outdoor educational spaces from the threadbare oval and obligatory school yard monkey bars, the play systems we design for these spaces need to evolve to suit to the physical, social and sensory experiences our children deserve.   Introducing Frontiers Packed with...
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Mandatory Environmental Upgrades

July 9, 2020 10:01 pm Published by Comments Off on Mandatory Environmental Upgrades

  Our experience has shown that environmental conditions are one of the primary contributors to playspace and fitness equipment longevity, and starting your installation with the most durable materials can go a long way to improve your equipment’s asset lifecycle.   Depending on the environmental...
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Birtinya Play @ Stockland

July 9, 2020 12:06 pm Published by Comments Off on Birtinya Play @ Stockland

  Stockland’s Birtinya community is located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, overlooking the shores of Lake Kawana and just minutes from the beach and a bustling shopping precinct.   Due to the foreshore environment, material consideration was very important to ensure a low...
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Carver’s Reach

July 9, 2020 11:59 am Published by Comments Off on Carver’s Reach

Centrally located between Brisbane City and the Gold Coast, Carver’s Reach is a boutique community, encompassing 6 hectares of weaving parkland and surrounded by an environmental biodiversity corridor. Designed to attract families who love to be close to parks, forest and creeks, an enchanting community...
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Protecting our community from COVID-19 Corona Virus

June 11, 2020 12:24 pm Published by Comments Off on Protecting our community from COVID-19 Corona Virus

Introducing PlayClean   We know that hygiene is key to keep our children, our families and our vulnerable community members safe from the COVID-19 Corona Virus pandemic.   Developed from the need to sanitise hands prior to entering public spaces, the new PlayClean unit features...
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Petrie Mill Adventure Play Design Revealed

Petrie Mill Adventure Play

June 11, 2020 10:09 am Published by Comments Off on Petrie Mill Adventure Play

Design Revealed! Working with the teams from Moreton Bay Regional Council and Landscape Architects O2LA, we are so proud and excited to share with you the final designs for the Adventure Play facility on the site of the old Petrie Paper Mill; now set to...
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Thank you for your feedback

Thank you!

February 23, 2021 10:15 am Published by Comments Off on Thank you!

We know your time is precious; thank you for your feedback. We will take all of your comments and ratings on board so we can further evolve our business and improve our services! If at any time you’d like to get in touch, please give...
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Thank you for your feedback

We won’t send you any more information

June 1, 2020 10:03 am Published by Comments Off on We won’t send you any more information

  We know your time is precious; thank you for your feedback. We’re sorry to see you go.  We won’t send you any further information about our Digital Design Consultation service.  If at any time you’d like to know more, please give us a call...
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Supporting Local Artists

May 7, 2020 10:58 am Published by Comments Off on Supporting Local Artists

  Situated halfway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Logan City is a multicultural riverside region, home to more than 300,000 Queenslanders.  Full of natural beauty, with extensive parks, wetlands and nature reserves, the Logan Region is also an economic hub for local businesses.  ...
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Architectural Nature Play

April 2, 2020 11:02 am Published by Comments Off on Architectural Nature Play

  Rustik reimagines nature play and the integration of natural elements into playscape design.  In this architectural playspace design, sustainably sourced Australian hardwood timbers are integrated with climbing nets and architectural stainless steel elements to deliver play opportunities from toddlers to teenagers, with aesthetically pleasing...
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John French Memorial Park

April 1, 2020 2:17 pm Published by Comments Off on John French Memorial Park

  In line with Council’s plans to give back to the local community, Brisbane City Council (West) earmarked this small surburban park for a much needed upgrade, swapping a tired and rusted deck system for a brand new pirate ship!A key design consideration for this...
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Natural Adventure Play

Natural Adventure & Non-Prescribed Play

April 1, 2020 1:36 pm Published by Comments Off on Natural Adventure & Non-Prescribed Play

  Unstructured play outdoors and in nature is fundamental to a full and healthy childhood. The Rustik Range innovates nature play and the integration of natural elements into playspace design by incorporating sustainably sourced Australian hardwood timbers with climbing challenges, outlook opportunities and non-prescribed play....
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Marine Themed Junior Play

Marine Themed Playspace

March 25, 2020 3:12 pm Published by Comments Off on Marine Themed Playspace

  Packed with play value for children from infants up to 8 years, this marine themed designed space offers a range of active and passive play opportunities for all users.  From the hand-carved jellyfish totems adding a sensory and learning experience to the raised and...
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Thank you for participating in our survey

Exclusive First Access to Aquatic Playscapes: CPD Sessions

March 24, 2020 11:40 am Published by Comments Off on Exclusive First Access to Aquatic Playscapes: CPD Sessions

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback.   We are still in full operation and we’re looking forward to the opportunity to continue to collaborate with you now and into the future.     An incredible inter-generational sensory experience, water play...
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Quay II Tower Render

Under Construction – Quay II, Torquay

March 12, 2020 11:21 am Published by Comments Off on Under Construction – Quay II, Torquay

Located in Torquay, VIC, the Quay II estate is just a short stroll from one of the most spectacular ocean beaches on Earth.  To reflect the importance of the oceanic atmosphere on the development, the landscape architects from Landsite imagined a marine theme, with a...
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Garth Webb Park

Garth Webb Park

March 12, 2020 10:27 am Published by Comments Off on Garth Webb Park

In line with Councillor Kara Cook’s strategic plan to activate local spaces and pocket parks within her electorate, Garth Webb Park has been completely overhauled with brand new equipment, softfall and landscaping to encourage active play and spark the imaginations people of all ages in...
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Bannockburn Heart Waterplay

Bannockburn Heart

March 2, 2020 10:08 am Published by Comments Off on Bannockburn Heart

Developed to be an all ages, inclusive playground, adjacent to the Civic Facilities in Bannokburn, Bannockburn Heart will include both wet and dry play facilities. Newly installed pathways, playground surfacing, and carefully thought out landscaping will ensure a pleasing aesthetic to the park while providing...
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Create an Inclusive Playspace

Let’s Talk Inclusive Play

February 11, 2021 10:33 am Published by Comments Off on Let’s Talk Inclusive Play

Inclusive play creates an environment sensitive to the needs of anyone who might use the space; providing a welcoming place where people feel comfortable yet challenged, and removing obstacles and barriers that prevent people of all ages, cultural backgrounds and abilities (both physical and mental) from participating.  More than simply providing disabled access, inclusive play provides parallel play and social interaction opportunities to bring children of all abilities together.


Logan Gardens Waterpark

Aquatic Playscapes: Knowledge Sessions

February 25, 2020 3:51 pm Published by Comments Off on Aquatic Playscapes: Knowledge Sessions

Considering adding an aquatic playscape to your recreational design or community asset? An incredible inter-generational sensory experience, waterplay offers opportunities for people of all ages to socialise in a fun and active environment.  But the fun above the ground is only the tip of the...
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Playscape Creations - Ferny Grove

Ongoing Aquatic Maintenance

November 13, 2019 7:04 pm Published by Comments Off on Ongoing Aquatic Maintenance

Equipment Efficiency and Longevity In all of our designs, we incorporate variable frequency drives (VFDs) on all of our pumps. They not only act as a soft start for the motor, but also as a pressure transducer to regulate the pump speed according to the...
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Designed Spaces available for fast delivery

Designed Spaces – Available Now!

April 1, 2020 11:15 am Published by Comments Off on Designed Spaces – Available Now!

  As an Australian business, we have a range of equipment currently available to help you take your project from a dream to reality in around 4 weeks.   Our Team has created a range of designed spaces ready for immediate installation.  Check out a...
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Lauren Evans

Lauren Evans

December 10, 2020 9:27 am Published by Comments Off on Lauren Evans

A talented and results-driven Senior Landscape Architect with a strong passion and appreciation for landscape masterplanning, our Design Manager, Lauren, has the unique ability to interrogate and enhance projects throughout each step in the design process.   With a proven track record in managing complex...
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Jason Kerr

Jason Kerr

July 9, 2020 11:38 am Published by Comments Off on Jason Kerr

As our Business Development Consultant, Jason brings with him a wealth of experience in playspace design and architectural specification