The Lions Park playground at Tamborine Mountain has been designed primarily with a nature focus but also to offer a variety of play elements to suit children of varying abilities so that all children can play together.
To complement the natural setting, Australian hardwood timbers set the tone for the play equipment from our Rustik range, with a number of net climbers, challenge trails and embankment scramble net providing varied play offerings promoting balance, coordination, upper body strength and motor skills. The timber swing, complete with supportive all abilities inclusive seat stimulates the vestibular senses, and an embankment slide runs players down to the lower level where a stunning timber piece lovingly restored by the Lions Club provides an ultimate non-prescribed play opportunity. Whether clambering over this fallen tree or simply tracing through the natural grooves of the tree trunk, this feature piece complements the main play elements perfectly.
Hand carved timber totems offer a sensory tactile experience and striking visual aesthetic to the playspace, and to complete the design, sandstone block walls provide informal pathways and seating between the landscaped plantings that soften the space and its interface back into the natural surrounds.
A collaboration between Tamborine Mountain Lions Club, QLD State Government and Scenic Rim Regional Council, , the park was a centennial project for Lions Club International and three years in the making. Its proximity to the local state school and Goodstart Early Learning Centre meant that the design had to cater for a range of ages and abilities and has proven yet another success in Council’s goal of delivering healthy active lifestyle opportunities for its communities.