In normal times we travel a lot and visit a lot of playgrounds. For several months now site visits have not been possible and we are doing Zoom and remote work like so many others.
Thankfully our factory has remained fully staffed the whole time and production keeps going.
But with lockdown dragging on, we thought we’d do something a little bit different…
In this edition of Project Play we’ve included photos of playgrounds we have visited before lockdown that have inspired us, educated us and made us laugh as we’ve gone about our duties.
The only other prerequisite for inclusion… they have to be photographs taken by us on our travels. No stock images here!
We will include a few in each Project Play over the coming months.
They are not necessarily Moduplay playgrounds. Sometimes we don’t even know who built them.
If you were involved with any of the showcase playgrounds and you’d like a mention, just reply to me here and we’ll add a little note to the next Project Play.
We hope you find them interesting, inspiring and thought provoking in your work.
Whale Playground, Scarborough Beach – Perth, WA
Absolutely amazing playground with the main structure being an enormous whale offering play activities all the way through. The driftwood beach tower is a beautiful and original vantage point for children to view the play area.
Special note: The playground includes artwork from the 3 Maslin children Mo, Evie and Otis, who lived in Scarborough WA but were tragically killed in the MH17 disaster in 2014, along with their grandfather Nick Norris. MH17 was shot down by pro-Russian forces.
You can learn more about this project here: WHALE PLAYGROUND
Snake Crossing, Carss Bush Park – Kogarah, NSW
One of our team snapped this pic of a clever way to integrate play with pathways. The snake on each side of the path is made from recycled rubber crumb with the diamond python pattern continued across the pathway with embedded mosaic tiles.
This adds interest, triggers playful activity and fires the imagination of children to engage with the surroundings through play. Simple, innovative design. Very well executed.
There’s a lot more to this playground. You can see some of it here: Carss Bush Park
Elephant Slide and Fire Engine – a school near Raymond Terrace, NSW
OK this was 5 years ago, right back in 2016… but we are pretty sure these play structures were preserved from the 1950’s. Still loved and safely played on by the children right up until 2016, and even though we love safer playground designs, we loved these too!
Some of the children that were the first to play on these old beauties would now be great grandparents… adding weight to those words we sometimes hear “Back in my day…”
We aren’t going to name the location in case they end up with too many sightseers… and old-timers wanting to relive their childhoods.
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