Bayside City Council
Public Space, Playground, Open Space
Ric McConaghy & Justin Staggard
The Park is the first fully inclusive play space in Bayside. The Key elements include a new castle and extensive accessible play equipment, a senior’s exercise area, picnic shelters, a Changing Places and public toilet facility.
The centrepiece of the playground is a timber castle, which carries forward the theme of the current fort/castle. Turrets from the existing fort has been re-purposed in the new design, and wood and natural materials will feature throughout.
Extensive planting, sensory stimulation and unstructured play has ben undertaken. Align with a 500-metre walking path around the park with picnic shelters, a new toilet and change block, water bubblers and shady trees.
Thomas St Playground won the Parks & Leisure Australia 2022 National Awards of Excellence for Play Spaces >$0.5M category.