Emerge Associates have been involved in the design of the Baynton West Adventure Playground on behalf of Woodside and LandCorp. Along with specialist playground consultants MJLA, the brief for this project has been to produce a high quality, unique, fully accessible and exciting playground that is fully incorporated into the existing POS area. The design of the playground has been developed and refined in close consultation with the Shire of Roebourne to ensure to facilities respond to the requirements of the local community.
As a fully accessible play space, the project will be able to be
used by as many members of the community as is possible and will act as a focal point and a regional facility servicing the broader Karratha community.
A range of highly accessible play and social activities for visitors of all abilities has informed the layout and the space also caters for all ages from infants to teenagers, and their families and carers. Materials have been chosen to encourage children to interact with the natural environment and the space has been designed to be a resilient landscape that can tolerate such interaction.
The design has also been undertaken with the key consideration of long term durability and maintenance as a driving factor to ensure that the playground is a long term community asset.