Thomastown Recreation and Aquatic Centre Early Years Playspace


Project Specifics

Location: Thomastown

Consultancy Services: Schematic Design, Design Development, Contract Documentation, Contract Administration


A relatively small space, the subtle level changes and use of different pavement finishes help to create a series of outdoor rooms interconnected with stepping stone paths, crazy random stone paving and recycled plastic decking reinforcing the centre’s commitment to ESD. The playspace contains a sinuous stepping stone path through a bamboo plantation linking the immediate breakout area to the sandpit. Interactive sound devices are located along the way and provide children a reason to stop and engage with the elements. Scented plants add another dimension to stimulate children’s senses. Four log seats are aligned to and engraved with the cardinal points to provide both a versatile and educative play element. Japanese maples are planted throughout for natural shade and seasonal change. Rainwater is also harvested and used on site for play and watering the vegetable garden.

Project Location

Thomastown Recreation and Aquatic Centre Early Years Playspace

52-54 Main St, Thomastown VIC 3074

Suite 2, 751 Nicholson Street, North Carlton VIC 3054
Telephone +61 3 9381 4366

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