Skinner Reserve

The popular aeroplane themed park at Skinner Reserve, Braybrook, has taken flight! With over 400 people submitting responses during the consultation stage and with a budget of around $800,000, this reserve is no ordinary play space. Mayor Cameron McDonald said, “The design retains the aeroplane and travel theme that was so popular from the old playground, with a whole lot of exciting new elements”

Following the playground being destroyed by vandals in December 2015, adventure+ was engaged by Maribyrnong City Council to design and construct an ‘airport control tower’ to suit the reserve’s theme.

Constructed using the spectrum+ system, the tower stands at around 7m tall! Using a maze of ladders and stairs that spiral through the centre of the tower, users can access a truly thrilling tube slide that spirals down to the bottom of the tower. The height of the tower provides an excellent outlook across the park, including a replica plane created with a combination of play activities.

To create the look that was requested by the council, adventure+ created a customised unit which included a special design octagonal shaped roof. Manufactured in one single piece at the adventure+ manufacturing facility in Thomastown, the roof was craned in place to ensure that the installation process was as smooth as possible.

adventure+ worked with Maribyrnong initially through a tender process and then refined the design in collaboration with the Council landscape architect to ensure it was exactly suited to the space. Providing several options and revisions of the play structure made the design and decision making process for the Council flexible and straight forward.

The reserve was officially opened to the public on Saturday 28th October 2017.

Skinner Reserve

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I have worked with adventure+ before in the past and knew that they not only sold off the shelf items of play equipment, but have a lot of experience and success in custom design.

Claire Bottrall, City of Burnside