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New playground brings excitement to Greater Springfield
Urban Play continues to set the standard for community playgrounds with the unveiling of a new park at Ipswich in the South-east Queensland.
Located in the new suburb of Augustine Heights, the new playground offers opportunities for creative play with state-of-the-art equipment and a design that breaks the mould for residential estates in greater Brisbane.
The multi-level playground features an innovative circuit design which encourages children to explore all areas through numerous physical challenges. Most notable is the custom 'Sky Walk' net structure, designed by German company COROCORD - the first of its kind in an Ipswich park.
The COROCORD Sky Walk features an enclosed rope bridge which allows children to climb to a Sky Cabin 6 metres above the ground. They can also access the Sky Cabin via a vertical rope tunnel, and exit via an 11 metre long slide which brings them back to the lower level.
The construction combines an exhilarating experience with maximum safety and is already a huge hit with residents and the greater Ipswich community.
Property development group Investa and landscape architects AECOM developed the new playground, with all play equipment designed and installed by Urban Play in conjunction with Eureka Landscapes.
Urban Play Director Ben Urban explained "the site has been carefully planned to maximise play value through creative design. These kinds of playgrounds not only excite kids, but also become a real selling point with homebuyers.
"The beauty of this playground is that it caters to kids with varying abilities, and they can challenge themselves according to their level of skill and confidence. We're also seeing how the power of play encourages social interaction among neighbours."
By distributing for quality Australian and European play equipment brands, such as COROCORD and KOMPAN, Urban Play is a leader in innovate play.With over 20 ranges of equipment to choose from, Urban Play creates playgrounds that cater for all ages, abilities, budgets and environments.
To contact Urban Play, click here to their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.
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