victoria park regional all abilities playspace bathurst nsw - ric mcconaghy

victoria park regional all abilities playspace bathurst nsw

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project details

project: Bathurst Victoria Park All Abilities Playspace

designer: ric mcconaghy

documentation: Lange Design & Ric McConaghy

contract administration: Mark Kimble & Ric McConaghy

client: Bathurst Regional Council

location: Victoria Park, Durham St, Bathurst NSW 2795

construction: Furnass Landscapes

suppliers: Landmark, Megatoy, Moduplay, Park Management Systems, Playmaker, Playrope, Playspace, Play Works, Windy Hill Nursery

artist: Art Dinoveeau, Glenn Romanis, HAPI Sounds, Natureworks, Sundials Australia, Local school children


  • concept design plan
  • Bathurst Victoria Park Aerial View

design objective

To create an all abilities playspace in Victoria Park within a naturalistic setting.

The playground will provide a diversity of physical, explorative, interactive and imaginative play opportunities. It is proposed that the playground have an overall theme of a playful timeline through historic elements of the region as it travels down the hill. This timeline will use features of Bathurst city linking prehistoric times (the Fossil Museum) to contemporary agriculture (the stockyards) and urban development (tourism).

The playground will use a mix of indigenous, native and exotic planting to create a relevant naturalistic setting that offers diversity of colour, form, texture and scent whilst complimenting and reinforcing the existing planting regime in the park and offering shade.

panorama of playspace
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timber bridge in concrete path with sandstone boulders and post and rail shade structures over bbq area