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Broadwater Parklands Play Attraction

Our vision for this project is to create a special place for people of different abilities and multiple generations to play, interact and socialise together.

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Broadwater Parklands Play Attraction

Construction is due to begin later this year on a new seven-hectare play attraction at Broadwater Parklands. Located near the North Street entrance, the Broadwater Parklands Play Attraction will provide a major play facility in the northern precinct of the Parklands. It will also extend the parkland’s capacity as one of the city’s most patronised parks.

Vision

Our vision is to create a special place for people of different abilities and multiple generations to play, interact and socialise together.

The Play Attraction will provide a variety of physically challenging and imaginary play experiences whilst also providing informal gathering spaces for all visitors to enjoy the Broadwater. Visitors will also learn about the Broadwater’s fascinating bird and sea life as they interact with feature elements such as oversized mud crabs, sculptural birds, murals and discovery trails.

View concept images in the image gallery below.

Play attraction main features

  • A tall spiral play tower
    • four different levels, all fully enclosed. A maximum play height of approximately 10 metres above the ground. This makes the tower an exciting and physically challenging experience for all visitors.
    • a variety of climbing and play equipment within the tower including:
      - xylophone
      - look outs, binoculars and telescopes
      - suspended nets and rope tunnels
      - an enclosed spiral slide
    • the first level is accessible for children and visitors of all abilities
    • an enclosed tunnel and ‘walk the plank’ raised structure which focuses on climbing, balancing and crawling
  • water and sand play including carved sandstone blocks, bronze sea animals, water pumps and mini weirs and gates
  • elevated sand table designed as a ‘fish and chip shop’ that can accommodate wheelchair users
  • other equipment including:
    • play panels
    • swings and slides
    • trampolines
    • diggers
    • stepping stones, balance beams
    • carousel
    • climbing walls and climbing nets.
  • shade sails over the play features
  • a large shelter with seating and barbecue facilities
  • a discrete hireable kitchenette with fridge, hot water and a microwave. This would be perfect for children’s birthday parties and social gatherings.
  • lush subtropical landscape and extensive lawn areas for social gatherings and picnics.

More car parking areas will be provided as part of the project.

The existing sculpture ‘Blue Perspective’ by John Cox will be retained as part of the project.

Time frame

Council is progressing with detailed design. Construction is due to begin in early 2021 with an expected 12 to 18 month construction time frame.

Check back here for more project updates in the coming months, including the detailed design and construction start dates.

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Broadwater Parklands play attraction concept image
Broadwater Parklands play attraction concept image
Broadwater Parklands play attraction concept image

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