Carss Bush Park

The Carss Bush Park playspace is a regional scale, all-abilities playground on the foreshores of Kogarah Bay. We took inspiration from its’ bushland setting and introduced a number of custom-made elements. These included a ‘micro bat’, beautifully crafted from salvaged, Australian hardwood. The Bat is indigenous to the local bushland so has a special connection to the site. 'Termite' mounds, complete with baby termites, lie in the sandpit while a giant snake suns itself across a path. The existing, outdated ramp was cleverly adapted into a usable play structure - a meeting place with a central podium and a tower with a rope bridge extension culminating into a firepole. The ramp is loved by scooters as well. Older Children can explore the  more challenging ‘Explorer Dome’, a double flying fox and large tube slide. Various accessible elements complete the much loved playspace. Our efforts and enthusiasm  with which we approached the design of this playspace was rewarded by Kidsafe and

Carss Bush Park is a Public Playspace WINNER of 2018 Kidsafe National Playspace Design Awards in a category below $ 1 million budget.

Project

Carss Bush Park

Location

Kogarah Bay, NSW

Client

Georges River Council (former Kogarah City Council)
Budget $ 650 000

Completion

November 2016

Key Consultants

Umbaco Landscape Architects
Timber Creations & BNS Landscape, Kiko Australia
Kompan, Playworks, Proludic, Playrope