Yate - Kingsgate Play Area Presentation

Tango toddler/adult swing

Carousel The junior area, situated in the bark mulch pit, includes the accessible Janny unit, providing climbing, balancing and sliding play. Next to this is our Mallard Duck themed play unit, which provides a natural synergy with the Kingsgate Park duck lake and nature theme. This unit features great play value plus a high throughput of users, including climbing challenges, net climbing and a banister slide. Within the duck at floor levels there are also interactive games and further climbing net challenges, accessible to lesser able children. The Erin balance trail has been positioned here also to provide a natural looking trim tail featuring a range of balancing challenges leading to the Grilli Grasshopper which provides further balance and climbing for all ages. We have also relocated the popular, existing spinning units to various areas around the play area, and relocated the flat swings from the toddler area to the rear of the play area to provide a safer area for older children to enjoy swinging play. Provision of this range of equipment allows children who use the playground to progress to more challenging play throughout their childhood and allows access to as much learning and physical activity as possible. Elements of both the toddler and junior equipment have been selected to appeal to children of all abilities with the intention of giving every child the opportunity to enjoy themselves The equipment proposed is made from Robinia hardwood, from FSC certified sources and in keeping with the natural look of the park and the existing equipment and will provide long lasting play with minimal maintenance requirements, for many years to come. Overall, our design for your Kingsgate Play Area intends to meet the needs of the community and provide users of the play area with exciting, accessible and inclusive opportunities to play, featuring a huge number of play values and challenges to be enjoyed for many years to come

• Low level accessible play within the Duck Play Unit • Play house • Wetpour surfacing connecting play areas

We are adding the following accessible and inclusive physical play opportunities to your existing play area include spinning, sliding, rocking and climbing. Our design replaces the existing spinning disk with a wheelchair accessible carousel so children of any ability can take part in spinning play. The seesaw provides rocking that exercise children’s awareness of their physical capabilities and their environment and is wheelchair accessible. These are popular features with high enjoyment and excitement value featuring in most play areas. The Sandro play unit provides interactive sand play allowing social and cooperative play between users of all abilities. Wetpour areas have been linked to allow easy access across the play area, providing wheelchair access to all activities, including the nest swing and Tango toddler swing which allows interaction between parent and child. Sensory play experiences within your new design provide tactile and visual stimulation in the form of interactive play panels and surfacing with coloured nature shapes. The separate play house provides opportunities for imaginative play and can also be used as a quiet area. Further to this, the Duck themed play unit also allows low level access to the interactive play. We have positioned the Agneta play unit centrally within the toddler area to provide a challenging range of play values including sliding, climbing and balancing. Alongside this will be two Squirrel themed spring rockers to provide rocking play. Carousel The junior area, situated in the bark mulch pit, includes the accessible Janny unit, providing climbing, balancing and sliding play. Next to this is our Mallard Duck themed play unit, which provides a natural synergy with the Kingsgate Park duck lake and nature theme. This unit features great play value plus a high throughput of users, including climbing challenges, net climbing and a banister slide. Within the duck at floor levels there are also interactive games and further climbing net challenges, accessible to lesser able children. The Erin balance trail has been positioned here also to provide a natural looking trim tail featuring a range of balancing challenges leading to the Grilli Grasshopper which provides further balance and climbing for all ages.

We are of course always aware that changes to the design may be required, and we are happy to consider changes to the proposed equipment/design, if required.

Iain Etridge Play Consultant

Kingsgate Park - Yate Town Council / 6

Kingsgate Park - Yate Town Council / 7

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