Lady Dorothy Cutler Playground was developed as a demonstration of best practice in local play space provision, at low cost. The space’s theme was colourful re-use, and was achieved through the careful selection of left-over culverts, pipes and concrete lids from the Council depot.
The play space includes an outer loop path, an inner tunnel circuit, a nest swing, talk-tubes, hopping steppers, trees and native grasses. A climbing net tunnel connects two smaller pipes that also have climbing hand-holds over them, for smaller children to use. Native rocks provide a contrast to the brightly painted finish of the concrete. Seats are included for carers under newly planted shade trees.
The result is a fun short-stay play space that is part of a larger park filled with trees. As the trees grow the bright play space will settle into the landscape more and more.