Playground Design

The Taman Petanu Eco Neighborhood - PLAY • GROUND notes by Emilie

Welcome to the wonderful world of the Taman Petanu Eco Neighborhood playground design plans. 

The Taman Petanu Eco Neighborhood includes children of all ages ;) who love to play, explore and learn. In support of creative and inspired development and interconnectedness with our environment, we are paying special attention to the design of our special play ground areas, the designs for which will be integrated throughout the neighborhood's common facilities and surrounding natural environments.

Some of the key principles being explored in the development of the playground or "playscape" of the neighborhood include: that the social skills that children develop in a playground become lifelong skill sets that are carried forward for ever. 

Free, spontaneous play—the kind that often occurs on playgrounds—is the most beneficial type of play. 'Playscapes' are open-ended spaces that entice children to use their imagination and creativity.

They emphasize that the total environment has play value: grassy mounds, innovative planting, timber decking, trees, water, bridges and boulders complemented by well designed play equipment = a Playscape: an exciting and challenging space to play with unlimited creativity and imagination. 

The Taman Petanu play grounds will be play environments that blend natural materials, features, and indigenous vegetation with creative landforms that interplay natural, environmental objects in ways that challenge, fascinate and teach about the wonders and intricacies of the natural world. Here's a sneak preview of some of the initial design ideas for the neighborhood's inspired playground design… enjoy!