We are excited as we have just heard that a brand new Nature Playspace is COMING SOON to Wilfred Taylor Reserve in Morphett Vale! With construction expected to start this year and taking approximately 9 months this fab new play space will be worth its wait. The playground is being funded by the state government with the council contributing $900 000 towards lighting , car parking, access roads and irrigation.
NATURE PLAYSPACE COMING SOON
What we know so far is that the play space will feature sand and water play. A 3 metre high tower with rope climbing fun including balancing. It will also feature a sensory garden and cultural nature trail that runs along side Christies creek.
Update May 26, 2020 (from City of Onkaparinga Facebook page)
A number of construction milestones have been reached, which include the installation of the custom play equipment, interactive and educational play equipment, picnic settings, irrigation, pathways and artwork.
The junior nature play area is nearing completion with the dry creek bed, balance beams and new timber crossing already completed. Construction of the water play area is well underway with the sandpit play deck taking shape, concrete work complete and artwork installed. The sensory garden is complete.
We are looking forward to seeing artworks from Aboriginal artist, Allan Sumner and planting appear in the raised garden beds soon. Work will be continuing onsite over the next month including installation of the remaining play equipment such as the wheelchair accessible carousel, the plaza and more artwork. Shrubs and trees will also be planted.
Several areas adjacent the playspace have been completed ahead of schedule and are now open to the public including the new access road and car parking areas as well as the picnic area adjacent the Morphett Vale Railway. All works on site are scheduled for completion by the end of June 2020. We are planning on holding a soft launch and an official opening towards the end of this year, dependent on the government’s COVID-19 restrictions.
Once complete, the Wilfred Taylor Reserve Nature Playspace will support people of all ages to explore, roam and enjoy the natural environment, and children of all abilities to be outside, learning and engaging with nature.