Ipswich Community Kindergarten

We meet Lynette at the Lady Gowrie Conference in Brisbane where we had an exhibit. Lynette had a sad tale to tell when they engaged someone to work on their playground who had no idea about Australian Playground standards and did not deliver on the brief. It had to be addressed. We went out to see the play space and saw that it could be amazing. 

A large tree that nothing would grow around and was on a fairly steep slope cried out for multi level decks allowing safe access to the lower level.

Before

 Before the decks went in...

Before the decks went in...

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The next challenge was taking out some giant sand stone blocks from the Dirt-pit and re purposing them along side a new timber pathway. We brought in some natural sandstone boulders for the dirt-pit and added a watercourse to the dry creek bed and a lovely sandstone carved bowl to catch the water. Now it all works. 

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In the tall circle of trees already existing we added an inner circle of boulders to make a meeting circle. We will fill the middle with large pebbles so that in winter it can be used as a family fire-pit.

Moving along Lynette and her kindy staff loved the idea of a sensory path weaving between the trees and ending in a secret corner with music. This was a delight to work on. 

 Before the sensory path. 

Before the sensory path. 

 Its starting to take shape

Its starting to take shape

 texture, colour and a ribbon to follow

texture, colour and a ribbon to follow

 Artist doing his magic

Artist doing his magic