Liz and I worked incredibly hard designing the playground that would suit the philosophy of the service, the needs of educators, families and children, while still meeting all regulations.
The following images are of the playground when it was completed in early Feb 2011. We are still aiming for a larger planted area of lush green, and a natural shade space over the sandpit. There are so many areas of the playground that I love, the mud pit, dry creek bed, veggie patch - but by far the most enjoyable is the grassy hill. There is nothing better than sitting on top of the hill with the children and having snack, singing, reading or watching the clouds roll in over the nearby hills and discussing the weather, or watching the native Kookaburra in the tree.
|Our Mud patch|
|This space has been used as a book area, home corner, block area, office|
|Sandpit, dry creek bed and frog pond|
|We sank the slide into the hill and have a fantastic texture fence |
which has various natural fibers in sections
|The fence also has a large piece of perspex for painting, shaving cream and mud play|
|Hi-lo logs and seats along with our vertical garden|
|The path winds its way through the playground, we used different stone types |
to add colour and texture to the experience