A local identity sits at the top of the new play structure at Sir Joseph Banks Park Regional Play Space, currently under construction in Botany Bay.
The Knobbed Whelk – a large shell commonly found in the Botany Bay area – has been integrated into the play structure design by Fleetwood Urban, creating a unique coastal feature.
Bayside Council undertook extensive community consultation in the design of the new play space. Based on the feedback and ideas of local children, the accessible and inclusive adventure play space will be in a natural setting and caters to children aged 2-12 years of all abilities.
Glascott Landscape and Civil have completed most of the Stage 1 scope which includes a Junior Zone, Senior Zone and Play Tower, shelters, picnic areas, and a lookout. The team are currently completing the concrete and asphalt paths before moving on to Stage 2 – a contemporary upgrade of the existing playground.
The new play space extends the existing playground, providing a bigger play footprint in support of the other park features, including extensive walking trails, bushland and bush tucker gardens, water bodies, picnic & BBQ facilities, off-leash dog park, and the historic pleasure gardens – the site of Australia’s first zoological gardens.
Glascott are working closely with Council to deliver a play space that fulfils the needs of the community, both now and in the future. Sir Joseph Banks Park Regional Playspace will be ready for play in May 2023.