The all new Warburton Water World is a collaborative redevelopment of the old Warburton Community Pool precinct with Yarra Ranges Council, Papworth Davies and Warrandale Industries. The space is located on a key thoroughfare through Warburton, and is a genuine destination playground for the local community and neighbouring towns.
Students at Millwarra and Warburton primary schools were given the opportunity to name the new park and chose the name Warburton Water World.
The playground adopts a soft natural design perfectly suited to the Lappset Flora range. A customised activity tower with central look out bridge is designed to provide a vantage point across the splash park and broader playground. The tower offers slides, plenty of climbing and balancing options, and multiple opportunities for adventure play.
There is a complementary basket swing with toddler and traditional bench seats, troll’s balance beams, a troll’s tree and a junior tower in the form of a locomotive with slide and crawl space – drawing inspiration from the historical logging and train line that once traversed Warburton.
The stunning centrepiece of the reserve is the Adventure Treehouse – a custom 10m high tower from Lappset. The tower was designed in consultation with Lark, Lappset and Papworth Davies to create a truly striking landmark and provide a bird’s eye view across the playspace.
It comprises two large spiralling tube slides from 9m and 6m platform heights respectively, a small junior slide and a meandering maze of platforms which carry adventurers on their journey to the top.
The tower also includes a 20m long adventure climbing track which snakes its way to the top with ropes, balancing beams and bridges. Two 2.75m Goblin climbing trees each with six branches develop climber’s fitness and motor skills.
And last by not least is the set of six musical Emperor Chimes from Percussion Play who specialise in Outdoor Musical Instruments. The Chimes promote inclusive play, offer a complete C-Major Pentatonic Octave C3-C4, and bathe the musicians in soft, velvety rich tones that they can not only hear but can feel as well.
Location: 20 Woods Point Road, Warburton