At Jacaranda Park in Grafton, Clarence Valley Council wanted to create an iconic regional playground designed for children of all ages and abilities. The concept design of the new park was inspired by the Clarence Valley region’s natural environment. The detailed design of the park was informed through outcomes of community engagement and overseen by a Working Group, Council officers and external consultants. Proludic worked closely with Clarence Valley Council to design and develop unique, inclusive play solutions that expressed the character of the different play zones inspired by the region.
The playspace is divided into three play zones, each representing distinct areas of the Clarence Valley:
- The ‘Coastal Beaches’ play zone represents the Clarence coast in the eastern part of the region;
- The ‘Floodplain’ play zone represents the floodplain adjacent to the “mighty” Clarence River and its tributaries;
- The ‘Sandstone Country’ play zone represents the escarpments, forests and waterfalls that surround the Clarence Valley.