Beginning with mostly grass, an existing climbing unit and other play equipment, this playground has been completely transformed.
To start with, we added some structure to the space by incorporating different surfaces, as well as keeping some of the existing grass. Beneficial to the children, the different textures of each surface material offers sensory values to the grounds. As it was such a large and empty area before, this has made such a difference.
Artificial grass adhered to a rubber base has been fitted underneath the clamber stack, for safety purposes, as it offers a soft fall. As well as this, artificial grass is also hard-wearing, making it a great solution for areas that are intensively used.
The teachers of Richard Avenue requested a track to designate an area for the children to safely ride their bikes around. For the track, we used new pour surfacing with block paving on either side. Not only is this durable, but it looks great too!
On the inside of the track, we decided to include further aspects of physical play by adding a freestanding activity trail. This is made up of multiple timber blocks of different shapes and sizes, that can be maneuvered into alternative arrangements.