Timbertown Crescent Playground

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The upgrade of this playground has now been completed. To find out more about other playgrounds being upgraded, visit The Play Space

Thank you for your previous comments for this playground. The replacement of this play space is now complete.

Some of the comments included requests for the removal of the basketball court from the concept, relocation of elements away from adjacent residents fencelines and the inclusion of natural elements such as timber steppers and balance beams.

For more information contact: Kate Whatman on (02) 6581 8111 or email kate.whatman@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

Timbertown Crescent has been added to the 12 playgrounds across the Port Macquarie-Hastings area being built or upgraded in the 2015-2016 financial year. To see other playgrounds upgrades visit: The Play Space

Thank you for your previous comments for this playground. The replacement of this play space is now complete.

Some of the comments included requests for the removal of the basketball court from the concept, relocation of elements away from adjacent residents fencelines and the inclusion of natural elements such as timber steppers and balance beams.

For more information contact: Kate Whatman on (02) 6581 8111 or email kate.whatman@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

Timbertown Crescent has been added to the 12 playgrounds across the Port Macquarie-Hastings area being built or upgraded in the 2015-2016 financial year. To see other playgrounds upgrades visit: The Play Space

The upgrade of this playground has now been completed. To find out more about other playgrounds being upgraded, visit The Play Space

  • Background

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    Thank you to those people who shared their ideas and thoughts for how this play space could be rebuilt.

    Based on your feedback we have changed the plan to incorporate these ideas and wishes.

    Click here to see the revised plan.

  • Design Philosophy

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    SETTING

    Timbertown Crescent Park has a very pleasant natural setting with an open outlook onto a tree studded gully and creek line. It makes sense to utilise and take advantage of the natural elements associated with this including the outlook, trees, slope, east facing aspect. Hence the usable areas of the proposed redesign have been relocated closer to this asset

    with a dominating feature being a pathway that will hopefully one day link up with the surrounding neighbourhood via the creek line reserve.

    SHADE

    Shade is minimal in the western portion of the park but a couple of existing shade are scattered within this vicinity. It is for this reason that the main children’s play area is proposed to be relocated to the eastern side of these shade trees to take advantage of instant shade. Shade tree planting is proposed to provide additional sun protection in the future.

    PLAY EQUIPMENT

    Play equipment is a natural draw card for children and parents. This along with components of more 'natural play' elements have been incorporated into the playground design to cater for a more diverse range of activities. This includes a swing set, a new climbing structure which is to incorporate a double slide and platforms.

    BASKETBALL PRACTICE COURT

    To cater for older children it is proposed to provide a concrete basketball practice ring with basket. This area will allow for a multitude of informal ball sports including handball, netball along with skateboard and bike use. This allows children a safe location that is not on the roads or driveways. The location of this court is in open view of surrounding residences allow for some passive surveillance of the area.

    NATURAL PLAY

    Various natural play elements are proposed including a dry creek bed including river rocks, timber bridge and climbing rocks. This is to be located between the play equipment elements providing some diversity and added interest.

    GRASS MOUNDS

    A number of low grass mounds are proposed with shade tree planting. These mounds will provide a partial buffer to adjoining residences and create variety to the topography which may be used as part of children’s play activities.

    SEATING

    Reuse of the existing bench seats along with additional picnic settings is proposed which would cater for families visiting the park for longer periods of time.

    oNormal>Reuse of the existing bench seats along with additional picnic settings is proposed which would cater for families visiting the park for longer periods of time.