The Adventure Play space at Barrambin reimagines country that once existed on the site in pre-colonial times, then makes a series of bold interventions to stimulate a variety of immersive experiences inspired by the multi-layered landscape of a Dry Eucalypt Forest ecosystem.
Country ‘landscape’ is the core building block on which traditional law and custom sits and holds those layers of stories and meaning. Our vision weaves a distinct composition of iconic shapes, colours, sounds and textures into the playscape to foster a greater appreciation and respect for indigenous culture and a discovery of country.
Our concept creates a unique playscape that offers immersive nature play and connection to country in a Restored Forest, a Firefront Embankment that can be climbed, scrambled across and traversed in a multitude of ways and iconic gum flower play structures to excite and challenge users whilst boldly expressing the idea of Rebirth and a celebration of indigenous culture at Barrambin.
Restored Forest with nature play featuring rocky dry creeks, timber logs and rope play
Fire Front Embankment challenges users to climb, scramble, slide and traverse it in multiple ways
Big Gum Flower play structures offering adventure play for users of varying ability
Yarning circle (totem - long-necked turtle)
Dry creek bed with rocks, steps and balance logs
Snake bones arbour
Wheelchair compliant winding path (totem - rainbow serpent)
Blackened logs and rope climber on fire front embankment
Embankment slide and clambering rocks
Sapling climbing holds / Talking tubes
Low berm with balance play for younger kids
Gum Nut play structures
Gum Flower entry bridge from embankment
Big Gum Flower play structures
Fire front embankment
Wheelchair compliant ramped path