Morialta Conservation Park will undergo an exciting upgrade to include a unique new nature playspace.
Concept plans have been released by the State Environment Department for a stunning new playground in Morialta Conservation Park that is sure to delight children with a design incorporating physical challenges, Aboriginal culture and native plants and animals.
Environment Minister Ian Hunter announced that $900,000 would be spent upgrading visitor facilities at Morialta, including the exciting playground, due for completion in August 2017.
The Stradbroke Road picnic area will have four themed play areas: Frog island, Great snake, Kookaburra nest and Climbing boulders, as well as paths, lawns, creeks and climbing trees. The images below provide an insight into the future play areas.
Progress Update 9 July 2017:
Here are some photos of the progress of the new playground:
Info from the artist impressions:
At the Kookaburra nest play area, giant lifelike nests of different heights can be climbed and explored; at Frog Island children can explore an Aboriginal fire pit, search for animal carvings in the bush and use stepping stones to cross a creek.
Morialta playground designers Peter Semple and Simon Hutchinson from Climbing Tree incorporated suggestions from Linden Park Primary School children who entered a State Government competition last year to design a national park using the Minecraft computer game.
Morialta Conservation Park celebrated its centenary last year, and is located only 10 kilometres from the CBD. It’s a very popular location for walks as it’s easily accessible for all ages – the walk to the First Falls is stroller friendly. About 300,000 people visit the park annually. Read our review on bushwalking and koala spotting at Morialta here.
The new nature playspace at Morialta Conservation Park will form part of the State Government’s 2014 commitment to invest $10.4 million to upgrade metropolitan national parks and reserves, in an effort to encourage healthy lifetyles and the use of outdoor recreational spaces.
Nature Play Design commented on Facebook: This play space will be like no other and will create a true adventure and wilderness experience to compliment what already is an amazing place for wild play. The theme is based on indigenous dreaming stories and culture and we have looked to collaborate throughout the design and into construction with a local indigenous elder and artist.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the SA Premier Department website here.
What: Morialta Conservation Park is Set for a Stunning New Nature Playground in 2017
When: Completion Due August 2017
Where: Morialta Conservation Park | Morialta Falls Road, Woodforde (see map)
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