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Bilingual media release - Design reveal for new CBD playground


Bilingual media release - Design reveal for new CBD playground

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Sydney, Jun. 27, 2019 /Medianet/ --

An exciting design for an expansive new playground for children and teenagers in the heart of the city has been revealed.

The new City Centre Playground will be built in Cook + Philip Park, near William Street by the City of Sydney and features a nature play area, treehouse play structures, climbing ropes, sandpits, swings and slides. 

The design also includes raised timber boardwalks, stepping stones and balancing trails, a planted dry creek bed, a picnic lawn and space for storytelling and performances.

“We know we need more places in our city for local and visiting kids to enjoy. We want to ensure that this park in the heart of our city is a welcoming and accessible place for people of all ages,” said Lord Mayor Clover
Moore.

“We have a number of wonderful playgrounds throughout the local area, and this unique playground will give the growing number of families with children living in the city their own space to play.  

“The new playground will sit between Hyde Park and The Domain, and next to the Cook + Phillip Park Pool and recreation centre, giving residents and visitors many different spaces and opportunities to play, relax or be active in the City centre. 

“I look forward to seeing little eyes light up at the sight of climbing ropes, slides and an imaginative natural play area.”

Since 2005, the City has created 21 new parks and undertaken major upgrades on 100 existing parks. The 500,000 children who visit cultural institutions in the area annually will now have an outside space to add to their agenda while in the city.

The playground’s design is the result of extensive consultation with local primary school students, early childhood educators, the Australian Museum and the local community. The City sought feedback from its Design Advisory Panel and Inclusion Advisory Panel, and engaged an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural consultant to help interpret the site’s Indigenous story.

The inclusive playground includes step-free access across the main play area, new accessible paths linking play zones, improved access to key entry points and accessible and ambulant toilets. Inclusive play experiences include a partially raised sand play area, wide elevated boardwalks for children using wheelchairs, custom slides, basket swings and play elements at ground level.
Construction is expected to start in late 2020.

For media inquiries or images, contact Angela Salt on 0455 958 503 or email asalt@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au 

For interviews with Lord Mayor Clover Moore, contact Jack Begbie.
Phone 0481 759 580 or email lordmayormedia@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

For more stories from your local area, visit news.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

悉尼市政府将在市中心修建全新儿童游乐园地
      
      悉尼市政府将在市内中心地段为小朋友们专门修建一处宽敞的游乐园地,全新设计理念令人期待不已。

      悉尼市中心游乐场(City Centre Playground)将位于库克飞利浦公园(Cook + Philip Park),临近威廉姆大街(William Street)一侧,由悉尼市政府负责修建,四边环绕优美的自然风景、场内还会安设树屋、攀登绳索、沙坑、秋千和滑梯等设施。

      设计中还包含了木板行人道、踏石径、平衡木、布满植被的人造鹅卵石河床、野餐草坪、故事会和表演会场地等人性化元素。

      悉尼市市长Clover Moore说:“我们的城市需要为光临市区的小朋友们创造更多游乐空间。市政府力争确保这座全新的市内游乐场能为不同年龄、不同需求的人们营造便捷、惬意、舒适的世外桃源。”

      “悉尼市内已拥有多处一流儿童游乐园地,而这座特别建造的游乐场能让市内不断壮大的携子居民群体拥有一片属于自己的嬉戏乐园。”

      “新建游乐场将坐落于市中心众所周知的海德公园(Hyde Park)和多曼植物园(The Domain)之间,比邻库克飞利浦公园水上娱乐中心(Cook + Phillip Park Pool and recreation centre),为本地居民和游客提供休闲、娱乐和健身的多样选择。”

      “我期盼着看到小朋友们在这富有想象力的天然游乐区攀、腾、滑、越时兴奋的眼神。”

      自2005年以来,市政府共为100处现有市内公园进行维修改造,并开创了21座新园地。每年市区内的各大文化机构都会平均接待500,000名儿童参观学习,如今,孩子们可在市内观览的行程上添加一站户外景区了。

      游乐场的设计是经过与当地就学的小学生、幼教工作者、澳大利亚博物馆(Australian Museum)、周边社区居民进行广泛磋商而成的结果。与此同时,悉尼市政府还征求了旗下设计咨询小组(Design Advisory Panel)、包容性顾问组(Inclusion Advisory Panel)的专业反馈,并在土著和托雷斯海峡岛民族文化顾问的协助下解译了当地原住民历史和流传的土著民族故事。

      为了保证设计理念的包容性,整个场地的主要游乐区均有无阶梯式设计,还将铺设连接不同游乐区的无障碍通道,安置适用残障人士使用的卫生间,并改进主要出入口的无障碍设施。适合残障儿童使用的包容性游乐设施包括:凸起式沙地游乐区、适合轮椅通行的宽敞高架木板行人道、特制滑梯、座篮式秋千、落地式游乐器具等。

      该项目预计将于2020年底开工。

媒体信息或图片,请联系Lulu Shen
电话0467 760 604或邮件lushen@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
 
采访市长Clover Moore, 请联系Jack Begbie
电话 0481 759 580或邮件lordmayormedia@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

更多悉尼市内媒体稿件请查阅news.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au 


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