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 the Camp Hill area.
The initial sketch and design brief from Brisbane City Design featured a nature treehouse inspired theme, which was developed into the current park design in conjunction with the Brisbane City Council Landscape Architects and the Playscape Creations Design Team.
A key design consideration for this site are the extensive tree protection zones; in order to protect the existing established trees, footings were designed to be outside the tree protection zones, and vacuum excavation was undertaken to ensure none of the footings impacted the tree roots.
The main play unit – The Giddy Green from Playdale – features a multitude of active play value for children aged 2-5 years, with climbing towers, elevated outlooks, a slide, sensory panels and role play opportunities. The neutral green colouring is aesthetically soft, blending into the surrounding natural environment.
Active play elements have been installed around the main play structure, with a swing, see saw and balance beam helping children to build their proprioceptive and vestibular ability.
To encourage discovery through the space, a number of hide and seek Animal themed medallions have been concealed throughout the play items, allowing children to explore and learn as they find the hidden pieces.
One of the most magical parts of this pocket park, however, is the custom hand-carved fairy door and stools. Constructed from Australian Hardwood Timber, each of the stools is inlaid with a beautiful resin fairy scene, and the fairy door itself encourages imaginative play as children try to find the fairies that live in the park.
The Childcare Centre adjacent to the park will also use the facilities to encourage active play for their children during the day, with the imagination aspect and general layout of the park a huge drawcard for the educators.
Garth Webb Park is a beautiful example of how a mixture of standard and bespoke play elements can come together to create a magical space for people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds.
Do you have a community space that needs revitalisation? Are park upgrades and activated greenspace utilisation a part of your Council’s strategic plan?
We understand that some Councils, schools and organisations may be prevented from accessing professional design services for these essential community spaces, so we have developed a new approach to help you continue to reach your strategic goals.
Through a real time, face-to-face (via online meeting) digital design consultation, our innovative designers can take you through our digital design process; working with you to map out your space, select your equipment and deliver a 2D plan and cost estimate so you have everything you need to take your idea from a dream to a reality.
What’s more, we have the capacity to manufacture a range of equipment locally, plus we have a select range of globally sourced equipment available right now; so your space can begin to be constructed in as little as 4 weeks – normal wait times are around 20 weeks!
What does this all mean to you? You can have your playspace professionally designed and costed, taking into account your vision, budget and community needs, free of charge.
All you need to do is book your free consultation with one of our professional team at a time that suits you…
How does is all work?
Using our real-time booking system which allows you to choose and lock in a time that best suits you. Simply select your consultant and the day and time that works for you too.
You’ll be sent a link to a 5 minute survey about the space that you want to design. Please fill in as much detail as possible prior to your consultation!
A real-time consultation where we’ll discuss your space and what you would like to achieve. An interactive session, you will guide us to map out your space before we talk about equipment ranges and achieving the best outcomes for your community.
After our consultation you will be provided with a Digital Consultation Plan and Estimate that outlines what was discussed in the meeting, the equipment selected and a cost estimate for the equipment and/or installation. This plan can be used to present to other stakeholders or use in state and federal grant submissions.
A design consultation with real-time site mapping and play equipment selection has never been done before, and we are proud to offer this service free of charge.
Whether you’re in a regional community or have specific community needs that need to be met, this professional design service has been crafted specifically to meet your needs.
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