Hendrie Street Reserve

Read about the concept design for Hendrie Street Reserve.

This article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 51 - April 2016.

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A concept design for the City of Marion’s first playground for children of all abilities has been revealed at Hendrie St Reserve, Park Holme.

The visual is the latest step in the plan to transform the reserve by building a $900,000 playground including swings, a carousel, slides, water and sand features, balancing equipment and a trike track.

The playground will cater for children of all ages and abilities, including those with a range of disabilities such as mobility, vision and hearing impairments, and autism.

The project is a partnership between the City of Marion, the Touched by Olivia Foundation (TBOF) and the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI).

City of Marion landscape architect Brett Grimm designed the playground following extensive community consultation.

“The design is based on the history of Marion and features representations of a street layout and Marion village settlement from 1922, which includes Morphettville Racecourse, Sturt River and orchards,” Mr Grimm said.

"The concept incorporates principles of inclusive play, which means that there will be something for everyone, although not everyone will be able to use every piece of equipment.

“It’s exciting to be working on a project that will bring the community and children of all abilities together.”

The design is now being refined to incorporate further community feedback.

The project is expected to cost $900,000. DPTI has committed $250, 000 while the City of Marion has committed $250,000 and design and construction management services. TBOF is working to raise $400,000 through donations and sponsorship.

Anyone interested in contributing to the project is invited to contact Touched by Olivia Foundation executive officer Bec Ho on 0414 506 606 or email bec@touchedbyolivia.com.au.

The final design is expected to be considered by Council in mid-2016.


City Limits Magazine

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