Playgrounds for children, adults and families.
Playgrounds for Children, adults and families.

Playground Design

It is important when designing a playground to take into account the following:

- supervision points
- traffic flow
- slow moving areas
- high traffic areas
- fixed & movable surfaces
- underutilised areas
- gardens

- positioning of:
- fixed equipment
- Storage areas
- Soft fall areas & movable equipment.

The creative design depends on how well you define and blend these areas.

Note: A soft fall area for movable equipment should be in an open space large enough to have the regulation distance from the proposed equipment to be set up. It should be close to the storage area for the movable equipment. It works best close to the main building for easy access and supervision.

 

Playground Themes

Playground themes add another aspect to children’s play environments; they can be used to link the whole playground with an ongoing theme, to divide the playground into a number of themes or a mixture of both

Colour schemes are important to add to a themed area or playground.

Its nice when themes and area usage relate e.g. a water play area can have a nautical or sea creature theme to add to the environment. A blue colour scheme can be all you need to brighten up a water play area or playground.

Ideas to get you going:

  • Animal
  • Sea creatures
  • Nautical
  • Farming
  • Wildlife
  • Australian
  • Foods
  • Nature
  • Natural
  • Water
  • Circus
  • Transport
  • Bush
  • Tropical
  • Natural elements
  • Space
  • Sensory
  • Occupations
  • Science
  • Fairy
  • children's popular characters
  • Anything else you can imagine

 

Playground Ideas

Natural Grass

Top dress and fertilise natural grass in its growth times, over sow with a blend of grasses to maximise growth when one is dormant. Good aerated soil and water are most important for a healthy natural grass.

Artificial Grass

The new natural looking artificial grass is the answer where natural grass just won’t grow, this grass has a long pile and looks like freshly mown lawn all the time.

Artificial Grass comes in many colours, which adds interest and defines areas in a playground.

Blue grass around a boat will add another dimension to children’s play. Create a language or group time area with coloured shapes.

Natural & Artificial Rocks

add another dimension to a playground. Natural or artificial rocks can be used to create a wonderful looking environment. Natural rock placed in a playground area can add to the overall look and feel of the environment. Artificial rock gives great flexibility in size, shape and can be used to cover unsightly and dangerous items in playground areas. A nonslip rubber rock with an earthy colour can make an unsafe area safer, adding to a playground environment.

Water management Catch and save your water in tanks for Drip and spray irrigation. This way you will beat restrictions and maintain a beautiful garden, also with an automatic timer system you will only use the water needed.

Gardens should screen and define areas, provide spaces to encourage children to be in touch with nature. Our sensory gardens use colour, fragrance and textures to make it the perfect nature trail.

A Bird bath can add to your garden by attracting local bird life.

To view pictures of our playground ideas click here.

For playground ideas specific to your playground view our Consultation process.

Contact us to design your playground and add themes and colour schemes!