Karlkurla Playspace, Kalgoorlie WA

The Karlkurla Playspace in St Barbara’s Square is more than just a playground; it’s a testament to the rich heritage, community spirit, and bright future of Kalgoorlie. Inspired by the native bush vine, the central structure affectionately known as the Silky Pear, boasts three interconnected pods resembling the namesake fruit. These pods are linked by curved steel tube vines and an internal netting system, offering exciting climbing challenges for children of all ages.

A towering 9.2m central point acts as a beacon, equipped with internal basket swings for even more thrilling play. Wooden cladding provides shade and casts intriguing shadows, adding an extra layer of sensory exploration. Each pod features its own unique slide and caters to varying levels of difficulty, ensuring that every child finds their perfect adventure. A selection of musical instruments nestled within the space adds a touch of creativity and encourages spontaneous musical expression.

The project was brought to life in collaboration with the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Aspect Studios, Ertech, and our partner Lappset; with a shared vision of creating a space that would benefit the entire community.

Location: St. Barbara’s Square, Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie