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Three Year Olds' Playground Redevelopment

We were asked to provide a challenging playground for the three year olds in a relatively tight space. The brief also included the requirement of a quite space.

A three tier deck was built for a gathering place for eating, reading etc. A hill that accommodates a slide was created using retaining walls so that a path, dry river and bridge could add more elements to the playground.

The finished area has provided a number of opportunities for children to explore the natural environment including a dry river bed, sensory garden area beneath a Manuka walkway and mud kitchen.

Path Leading to Slide

Path leading to slide.

Macrocarpa Steps

Macrocarpa rounds used as sandpit surround. The three tier deck and Manuka can be seen in the background

Manuka fencing

Manuka fencing and native planting.

Slide, bridge over dry river bed

Slide, bridge over dry river bed.

whare, mud kitchen and sandpit

A view of whare, mud kitchen and sandpit. In the foreground is softfall for swing area. The grass will grow through this matting.

Wooden steps leading up the hill to the bridge

Wooden steps leading up the hill to the bridge. The bridge crosses the dry river bed.

View across bridge

View across bridge towards slide.

Path leading around the back of hill

Path leading around the back of hill to link up with sensory garden and whare.

Macrocarpa rounds used as sandpit surround

Macrocarpa rounds used as sandpit surround also provide working space and seating. Mud kitchen in background.

Oiled Macrocarpa Swing Frame

Oiled Macrocarpa Swing Frame. Softfall matting that grass will grow through has been used here. Three tier deck in background.

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