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The Process of Collaborative Playground Design

Undertaking a playground project can seem daunting, but with a collaborative design approach, this complexity transforms into a seamless and rewarding journey.

This process not only ensures a personalised playspace but also evokes a sense of pride and ownership among those involved. In this article, we will share the collaborative journey you get when working with a full-service playground company.

The Full-Service Collaborative Approach

At Creo, our role is to guide you through every step of your project. We provide comprehensive support from the initial design ideas to the final installation. This approach ensures you’re an integral part of the process, transforming your vision into a tangible reality.

You will work closely with our designers, engineers and site teams to ensure you are well-informed and aware every step of the way.

Initial Consultation: Capturing Your Vision

Everything starts with a conversation. This initial consultation is crucial as it sets the tone for the entire project.

It’s about capturing what you want your playground to be. At this stage, we want to hear your vision and the primary needs for your space, such as the age you are catering for, the style, and how we can be a great fit for each other.

Creating Your Playground Wishlist

Once we understand your vision, we move on to the wishlist. This is where you can let your imagination run wild. What features do you see in your playground? A maze of tunnels, a towering climbing structure, or perhaps risky elements to create a bit of challenge for the users?

This wishlist becomes our guide, shaping the project to your desires. With experienced designers, we will challenge ourselves and create designs that are uniquely yours.

Budget Planning and Funding Assistance

A great playground needs a realistic budget. We collaborate with you to align your vision with financial feasibility. It is important to be aware of the real cost of the playground and keep it within budget, which will prevent any future frustration.

We also offer guidance in navigating the funding landscape, helping you explore various funding options from different institutions out there.

The Design Phase: Crafting Your Vision

Armed with your wishlist and budget, our design team starts crafting your vision into a design concept. This phase is highly collaborative. We present initial designs, gather your feedback, and make revisions. It’s a dynamic process where your input is vital in shaping the final design.

Equipment Manufacturing and Landscaping Preparations

Before the physical work begins, there’s a focus on manufacturing the playground equipment and preparing the landscaping.

This phase ensures that the materials and design elements are of the highest quality and tailored to your needs. In our workshop, we can craft unique pieces, from high towers to sensorial pathways, that fit any age group.

Construction Phase: Civil Construction and Playground Assembly

The construction phase is where plans and designs materialise. It includes civil construction work and the assembly of the playground equipment.

Our team, comprising experienced site managers and installers, ensures that every aspect of the playground reflects the agreed-upon design. They keep you informed, explaining each phase and how your vision is coming to life, not to mention good banter between the steps of the project. After all, we’re making a playground, so it should be fun.

Cutting the Ribbon

Finally, the moment everyone has been waiting for – the opening of the new playground. This is a time for celebration, a testament to the collaborative effort and shared vision. But our support doesn’t end here.

We continue to offer assistance with maintenance and advice on best practices to ensure the longevity and success of your playspace.

Creating a playground is much more than a construction project; it’s a journey of collaboration, creativity, and community engagement.

It’s about building a space that not only entertains but also connects and enriches the community. By engaging in a collaborative design process, you’re not just constructing a playground; you’re creating a vibrant, inclusive, and a landmark that will be fun for years to come.

 Ready to start your process with a team that will understand your needs and vision? Book an ideas session below or call our team on 0800 000 334 or send us an email to info@creospace.co.nz

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