The playground is augmented by a display garden that showcases indigenous plants that the community could use in their own gardens. This garden forms a connection to the northern significant remnant grassland that forms over half the reserve.
Future stages of the Reserve will include a car park, toilet facility and general park and creek restoration works.
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Isabella Williams Memorial Reserve is a park located in the west of Melbourne, occupying an area of 10 hectares adjacent to the Kororoit Creek. It is an expansive site of flat plains with the exception of an artificial earth mound to the south of the site.
ASPECT Studios developed a playground (stage 1) based on the concept of “lava” in response to the geological history of the western basalt plains and the existing artificial mound. The playground provides a diversity of natural, adventure and traditional play activities, all enveloped into a colourful hillside location. The desire was to create an iconic playground that is highly visible and memorable to the surrounding community, while also creating a highly interactive and challenging play site for young to older children. The playground has been embraced by the local community.
Brimbank City Council
Conceptual design and contract documentation
Deer Park, Victoria, Australia
ASPECT Studios – lead consultants, Wallbridge & Gilbert