Scenic Rim Regional Council and MODE worked together to deliver a nature play based park for the community of Tamborine Mountain.
Client: Scenic Rim Regional Council
Location: Tamborine Mountain, QLD
The playground and park upgrade at Lions Park, Tamborine Mountain was Scenic Rim Council’s most recent project as part of their 10 year, $2.5 million Playground Strategy, and is a collaboration between Tamborine Mountain Lions Club, Queensland State Government and Scenic Rim Regional Council.
The integration of inclusive all abilities play was a priority in the planning with many of the play structures accessible at ground level. Collaboration with Council’s Access and Disabilities consultants has ensured the design meets the wide-ranging needs of members of the community with sensory processing and physical disabilities.
A dry creek bed, included aesthetically for nature play value, also ensures overland flow is captured and diverted around the playground rather than becoming an erosion hazard. Planting and sight lines were carefully considered, and large sandstone blocks were installed to allow surveillance and seating opportunities for parents and carers.
The playspace at Lions Park has embodied the nature surrounding the area, utilising sustainable materials and natural components with lengthy lifespans, and landscaping with native plants. The success of meeting the brief is evident from the roadside where the playground sits comfortably within its surroundings and has proven a success in Council's goal of delivering healthy active lifestyle opportunities for its communities.