This multi million dollar project is the fruition of over six years of planning, fundraising and applications for grant funding by the local council and a dedicated group of community members to create a destination regional playground located on the Lake Mulwala foreshore.
ECS worked together with the two vested parties over the 9 month construction process to take the initial Landscape Architect plans and make significant changes to the layout to better suit the project budget, practicality, and the overall vision these groups had envisaged for the park.
Works commenced on the site with the demolition of derelict park items such as a treated pine bollards, willow tree removals, dissembling of the old playground and shade sails, filling in a decommissioned boat ramp and installing new drainage to make ready for the new playspace – just in time for COVID-19 to arrive with a vengeance.
Although there were delays with the arrival of the imported European play equipment, Purtle Park now boasts an enormous skywalk and climbing frame as the centrepiece, sensory play in the form of a custom waterplay feature with water pumps, cascades and weir gates, a number of sandplay areas including a junior sandpit with sandplay module, two types of spinners, timber agility trails, a mound slide, and both traditional swings as well as a supersized nest swing.
ECS also installed a large cantilever shade shelter, accessible picnic furniture and DDA BBQ, concrete paths, shade sail posts & fabric shade, a DDA drinking fountain with custom graphics, solar lighting units, fabrication and installation of redesigned entrance sign, all garden areas including the transplanting of mature Canary Island Palms and a Queensland Bottle tree, automatic irrigation system making project management for the client simple and easy.
Services provided under this project;
Bespoke feature items