The new all-abilities Biddy Giles Park, created by converting a 1900’s industrial brick pit, is the final stage of the South Village development by DEICORP at Kirrawee, in the Sutherland Shire; created in collaboration with Scott Carver Landscape Architects.
This 850sqm playspace incorporates a large, flowing play and games area suitable for all age groups and abilities.
The colourful games and sporting area targets the children and youth sectors and encompasses an adventure playground, half basketball court, flying fox, Flora play tower, balance beams, triple meeting swing, birds nest swing, slides, handball and hopscotch zone and two classically beautiful table tennis tables.
Moving through the space also provides different challenges, like balancing, climbing and swinging for young children and toddlers.
The natural pallet for the children’s equipment breaks up the colourful space, and assists with imagination play.
A fun and cohesive play solution from our partners Spiel-Bau, Lappset and Schneider.
Location: 566 Princes Highway, Kirrawee
* The name commemorates Biddy Giles, a Gweagal woman who had extensive knowledge of Dharawal land from the south side of the Georges River to Wollongong. Born in around 1820, she travelled across Dharawal Country throughout her life, but by around 1860 was living at the mouth of Mill Creek, on the southern side of the Georges River, with her English husband Billy Giles. From about that time, Biddy and her husband were regular visitors to Port Hacking, acting as guides for groups of travellers in shooting and fishing parties. Some of those travellers wrote accounts of their trips with Biddy in which they marvelled at her masterful control over her hunting dogs, her ability to find fish, and her general knowledge of the bush. Biddy Giles’ Aboriginal name was Bi-yarrung.