Playgrounds are a fantastic way to engage children with natural and cultural heritage. Because playgrounds are immersive and interactive, children can learn about heritage while having fun and begin an imaginative engagement with the past that can last a lifetime.
Mundaring Weir Playground
Mundaring, Western Australia
Client: Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia
In 2009, SHP was commissioned by CALM to design an interactive and fun playground depicting issues of water management and sustainability for Fred Jacoby Park. The playground has a range of features that use recycled water, including an element themed around the Noongar Dreamtime serpent, Wagyl, rocks that spit water, a wetland and a water diversion interactive, where children can divert the course of water themselves. It also includes a water maze that encourages children to have fun while learning about the technical and systemic aspects of urban water use and management.
Concept design for playground maze
Concept design for fire tower at Mundaring Weir playground
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Helm steps and slide
Treehouse, climbing wall and slide
Concept design for the Magic Pudding Playground
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The Magic Pudding Playground, Lindsay Arts Trail
Client: Creswick & District Development Association
SHP developed a Masterplan for the Lindsay Arts Trail to generate tourism in the Victorian goldfields town of Creswick in 2007-08. The Trail was based around the famous Lindsay family of artists and writers. SHP worked with Cleanskin Marketing to produce an Economic Feasibility Study for the Trail and devised the trail route and concepts for signs, including sculptural signage. A key component of the project was a playground themed around Norman Lindsay’s The Magic Pudding.
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Last updated January 2015. Australian Business Number: 45 097 174 000