Paddocks Precinct

Natural setting in the heart of Parramatta

November 2015

Location

Pitt St & Macquarie St, Parramatta NSW

Client

Parramatta Parkland Trust

Partners

Berliner Seilfabrik

Supply Partner

Kaiser and Kuhne

Supply Partner

Atlantics

Supply Partner

Playworld Systems

Supply Partner

McGreggor Coxall

Landscape Architect

Parramatta Parkland Trust

Developer

Co-ordinated Landscapes

Landscape Contractor

Team

Gabrielle Canavan

Design Consultant

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Opened in 2015, Paddocks Precinct Playground is situated in historic Parramatta Park. The design brief concentrated on respecting the expansive nature of the landscape, with a mature eucalyptus tree selected as the focal point for the large timber walkway that helps divide the play space. 

The playground is laid out across six large ‘play rings’ that are intersected by the deck. These ‘rings’ include a water play element, structure play elements, and free play space, along with an all-abilities opportunity of a carousel, water pumps and woodland discovery. In keeping with the brief and respecting the landscape, the designer chose a neutral colour palette to complement its surrounding.

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