To achieve this, Creo delivered a design that balanced flexible play with the more traditional set play spaces to create a range of opportunities for learning and robust play.
To create the flexible play area, Creo created a cushioned turf area. Here, moveable play items, such as boxes, can be set up and changed daily. Adjacent to this space, a feature slide and mound was introduced and the entire ‘island’ surrounding by a soft bike track loop.
Additional play value was activated in the space through the placing of more traditional play items. A sandpit with water play log and mud kitchen creates the opportunity for messy play where children can role-play and experience various textures.
Low traffic areas at the corner of the main building were lifted through the addition of connecting elements of a stone pathway and planter boxes. This, as well as the placement of a wooden Waka, provide exploring and adventure play.
The new space gives Community Kids Clendon an inviting, flexible and low maintenance space with plenty of play options for their children to enjoy all year round.
February 11, 2020
Early Learning Centre