About the project
This award winning playground, was a design and build project where the client requested a natural playground to complement the surrounding landscape. The site had an unusual shape which made the design more challenging. A wishlist of equipment was given and we were asked to create an unique design as every playground around was very urban, boxy and lacked challenge.
We used crooked Robinia wood for most of the play items and we created a man made hill to set our unique hill slide on as there was plenty of clay available on site.The slope on the site added to the hill slide unit as we are gaining distance going down the fall.
We added a natural sand play site within the playground to complement the hills and tunnels, boulders are used to create access to hill slide and for seating and scrambling and they give a very natural feel to the project.
The Client wanted a low maintenance surface and we used the Tiger Mulch to good effect on this as it looks extremely natural and has virtually no maintenance. We also used it around the trees as it makes for easy grass cutting, allows the water to flow through and moves with the natural growth of the tree.