Creativity, Adventure, Explore! | Growth Civil Landscapes

Creativity, Adventure, Explore!

Construction and Landscape of Nicholson Park Playground, Woonona
Wollongong City Council

Nicholson Park’s design provides children the freedom to explore, imagine and partake in creative, active and social play! With state of the art play equipment, featuring an approximate 30m flying fox, life has been breathed back into this retired Park.

The introduction of sandstone logs provided not only additional seating, but introduced a sophisticated natural material element to the playground, creating a seamless integration between the softfall, synthetic turf and concrete stencilling and path areas. The park furniture, play equipment, drinking fountain and water play area, together with sandstone rock edging, doubling as stepping stones, completes this contemporary new playground!

Garden beds strategically and purposely placed throughout the Park softens the playground, and with the support of a hardwood log sleeper bridge, the manmade resources are impeded.

The construction works also included demolition of existing infrastructure, together with excavation, earthworks, grading and levelling; concrete footings, paths, edges and slabs (for furniture and drinking fountain); drainage; complete with softworks including tress (complete with tree guards), plants and turf.

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Wollongong City Council has had the pleasure to work with Growth Civil Landscapes many times over the last few years on various Regional Playground Projects.  I have always found Glenn and his team be wonderful to work with, the quality of their workmanship is outstanding and Glenn’s determination to ensure that no matter what problem we throw at him gets resolved is extremely refreshing. I look forward to working with Glenn and his team again in the future.