tim neville arboretum playspace - ric mcconaghy
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project: Tim Neville Arboretum Playspace

client: Knox City Council

location: Tim Neville Arboretum, Dorset Road, Ferntree Gully VIC

designer: ric mcconaghy

documentation: Hassell

Contractor: Super Gardens

suppliers: Allplay, Brandfuel, Kompan, Omnitech, Playrope, Rubbertough

artist: Art Dinoveau, Frost, Kim Bowman, Phil Stray


An enclosed, all abilities playspace with a pervading medieval theme including fairies, goblins, dragons, castles and a sword in the stone. the decaying turret is on the high ground and the battlements and moat complete the imaginative architecture. There is an all abililties, elevated sandpit and other oppotuntiies include an accessible roundabout, pendulum swing, basket swing and flying fox. there are also s series of auslan / braille panels to discover and explore with a fantasy theme. The established trees have been complimented by further planting which will improve shade and sensory experience in time.

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