A unique bespoke ‘nature based’ park featuring a fort, jungle gym, and an amphitheatre has been revealed as one of the community focal points for AVID Property Group’s Savana community in Wyndham Vale.
The sizable park was designed to incorporate the wonders of the natural world into an all-purpose community space and is scheduled to open early 2019.
The park also pays homage to the area’s Kulin Nation Aboriginal people and was planned so as not to disturb the area’s sacred sites.
Principal Landscape Architect at Tract Consultants, Nigel Parker, said the park will challenge and stimulate children’s minds while providing parents with the facilities to sit close by and relax.
“We have ensured the playground and its equipment provide children with the opportunity to explore their own imagination and decide what they want the space to be – whether that be a boat, a castle or perhaps a spaceship, it’s up to them,” Mr Parker said.
“We wanted the park to be unique and a space that offered residents and the wider community the opportunity to sit back and enjoy.
“Savana’s park has been designed to incorporate plenty of open green spaces for people of all ages, whether that be for cricket, throwing the frisbee or kicking a ball around.”
Mr Parker said one of the focal points will be the distinctive fort that was built to make the best of the existing quarry.
“We created each element to incorporate a reflection of the landscape and what was originally there,” he said.
AVID Property Group Victorian Development Manager Peter Vlitas said the park was a milestone and would give future residents something tangible to get excited about.
“There’s a lot of interest in this development and seeing the park coming to life will give our future residents a small vision of what this great community will look like,” Mr Vlitas said.
“This is just the first of many community spots for Savana and we can’t wait to see the community anticipation swell as projects are completed.”
Construction on the park commenced last month and is due to be completed early next year.