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Starfall Playground

Client: Georgian Communities
Collaboration: Envision Tatham
Location: Oro-Medonte, Ontario
Completion Date: Fall 2021

Look out! A Meteor has struck at Starfall playground and park in Oro-Medonte, Ontario!

Inspired by the park’s name, our design team collaborated with Envision Tatham to create this space-inspired playground. Set in a rural area where the stars are bright and meteor showers are not uncommon, Starfall Park features a meteor sculpture that appears to have struck the ground sending red sparks into the air.  Designers coordinated the colours of nets, ropes, slides, and wood stain to create this unique and inspiring playground.

The meteor provides both a sheltered space for children who want to feel cozy or hide away with a friend but also a challenging climbable structure for adventure and imagination.  The radiating red posts are connected by ropes to create a circuit around the meteor.

A variety of other play structures give a variety of affordances – from small log steppers to connected ropes and nets, the playground is unprescriptive encouraging children to find unusual ways to use the structures. A Log Jam climber with red net functionally links to the log steppers and post and rope play.

A red hill slide with log stepper access is a fun junior play zone.

Looking for a nearby Earthscape playground? Check out Walter Henry Park just 20 minutes away in Orillia, inspired by the grove of nearby maple trees!