Lake Wakatipu’s previous playground was over 22-years-old and both Council and the community deemed it time for a modern redevelopment. JFC was tasked with delivering a much larger playground that still kept many of the key historical features enjoyed by community. This was then supplemented with new activities, more seating and added walkways. It was expected that the completed playspace would need to accommodate an estimated 1 million+ visitors in its first two years.
JFC worked alongside Reset Urban Design and Numat to deliver Queenstown’s first destination playground. The playground is located near the shoreline of Lake Wakatipu in the beautiful Queenstown Gardens – a high-profile central location.
Being a popular tourist destination, this project came with a lot of public interest and scrutiny. JFC implemented robust stakeholder and environmental management plans in order to protect and enhance the natural assets of Queenstown and the Wakatipu Lakefront space, while allowing pedestrian access around the site.
The scope of works includes:
– Earthworks and civils
– Construction of timber pedestrian bridge and structures
– Construction of concrete pathways and surfaces
– Installation of furniture elements and play items
– Traffic management, erosion and sediment controls required to complete the scope of works
– Site management and liaison with QLDC appointed contractors undertaking works