Landscape architect Natalia Gonzalez recently attended the official opening of the Edinburgh Reserve Inclusive Playground at Modbury.
This project, to create a new and engaging play space for all abilities, emerged from our landscape design work with the City of Tea Tree Gully for the Dry Creek open space corridor.
Jensen PLUS worked with council to prepare concept and detailed designs for the Edinburgh Reserve Inclusive Playground in 2020–21.
This project was one of the first Natalia worked on after joining Jensen PLUS.
“It is exciting to see this inclusive play space open to the community and already being thoroughly used by kids,” Natalia says following attendance at the official opening.
“There is a lot to see and do, with accessible trampolines, slides, swings, climbing structures, sensory elements, exercise equipment and more.
The accessible toilet facilities include an adult change table and ceiling hoist, which, surprisingly, proved to be the attraction of the opening.
“A highlight for me is the indigenous sculpture at the entrance, designed by Alan Sumner.
“And an interesting fact about the playground is that the lovely bird photo that wraps the toilet block was taken in the reserve.”