Edinburgh Reserve Inclusive Playspace

  • Modbury, South Australia
  • City of Tea Tree Gully
  • 2019 – 2023
  • $1,500,000

In 2019 the City of Tea Tree Gully engaged Jensen PLUS to develop the Dry Creek Corridor, Modbury Precinct Master Plan, with the Edinburgh Inclusive Playspace identified as a priority project. Since then we undertook concept and detailed designs for the project, which opened to the community in November 2023.

The play space design used the ‘Inclusive Play -Guidelines for Accessible Playspaces’ as a measure of success. It includes six design principles:

  • Encourage inclusiveness
  • Create a unique destination
  • Celebrate Dry Creek
  • Inspire adventurous play and discovery
  • Promote biodiversity and environmental resilience, and
  • Durability and ease management.

The space is set within a quiet bushland and creekside setting and upon opening has been enthusiastically used by kids. The new space accounts for several activities, including accessible trampolines, slides, swings, climbing structures, sensory elements,
exercise equipment, and more. It also contemplates an accessible toilet, including an adult change table and ceiling hoist, in which the beautiful bird photo that wraps the toilet block was taken in the reserve.

Another highlight is the indigenous sculpture at the entrance, designed by Alan Sumner.

You can read more about the opening of the playspace.