Asquith Park Playground
An inspiring nature playground
We love the way the elements in this park have interacted with the surrounding environment, encouraging children to explore the world around them.
The idea was fully tie in with the existing forest, to encourage children to explore and play with the natural environment.
It has been a huge success, encouraging many people to get involved in natural play, from all age-groups!
A semi-structured play area with a log playground begins near more standard playground equipment, and blends more and more into the trees, leading you in. Amongst the trees, simple structures act as supports for people to use the natural resources they can find, such as branches, leaves and sticks, to create self-build cubbies.
Natural log adventure play area to climb over, under, and through, balance, jump and explore
Self build cubbies - frames for supporting found natural objects, leaves and branches
Stepping log trail leading into the natural bush
Balancing stilts with natural textured knots and knobs to hold
Feature trunk with a natural hidey hole for secret messages or storing found objects
Overall playground designed by James Frawley, Hornsby Shire Council
Playground equipment and natural elements by Andrew Smith Timber Creations