Broadwater Parklands Play Attraction

  • Project typeParks
  • Project value$5 million
  • Project schedule2020 Detailed design | 2021 to 2022 – Construction
  • Contractor nameJMAC Constructions
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The Broadwater Parklands Play Attraction will offer a place for people of different abilities and generations to play, interact and socialise.

The vision

Broadwater Parklands Play attraction has been designed to:

  • provide experiences for physically challenging and imaginary play
  • provide informal gathering spaces for all visitors to enjoy the Broadwater
  • extend the parkland's capacity as one of the city's most popular parks.

It will include:

  • physically challenging and imaginary play experiences
  • sculptural birds, murals and discovery trails to teach about the Broadwater's bird and sea life
  • informal gathering spaces for visitors to enjoy the Broadwater.

Features

Key features of the project include:

  • a spiral tower over 4 levels with interactive play equipment like a glockenspiel, binoculars, telescopes, suspended nets, rope tunnels and an enclosed slide
  • a water and sand play area with carved sandstone, bronze sea animals, water pumps, mini weirs and water gates
  • an elevated sand table designed as a 'fish and chip shop' that can accommodate wheelchairs
  • play equipment including play panels, swings, slides, trampolines, diggers, stepping stones, balance beams, a carousel, climbing walls, and climbing nets
  • shade sails over the play equipment
  • a large shelter with seating and barbecue facilities
  • lush subtropical landscaping and extensive lawn areas for social gatherings and picnics.

Construction

  • We have completed the detailed design for the Broadwater Parklands Play Attraction.
  • We undertook a public tender process to identify the most experienced contractor to complete the works.
  • We appointed a contractor, JMAC Constructions. Construction started in November 2021 and will take approximately 12 months.
  • Some early works have been completed. The car park now extends from the Rotary Broadwater Chapel to Howard's Bait Shop. Solar lights were installed at Fisherman's Lawn.