Parks are at the heart of Lendlease communities
With construction beginning on King’s Central very own Central park this week, we’re putting a spotlight on some of the most loved parks in Lendlease’s communities across the country.
As the Kings Central community comes to life, residents have two incredible parks to look forward to playing in and soaking up the best of Werrington’s local flora and fauna.
Jingeri Park at Shoreline – Redland Bay, Queensland
Jingeri Park is the first of its kind for the Redland Bay region. Paying homage to the site’s history, the park includes a 8.5m lighthouse and jetty play structure, inspired by the lighthouse constructed in 1864 at nearby Cleveland Point.
The park’s designers, Vee Designs, worked closely with the Traditional Custodians of the land to identify culturally important features. This is reflected through the park’s mural, which was a creative art collaboration between the children of Shoreline, Quandamooka artist Libby Harward and Minjungbal/Mununjali/Yugambeh artist Uncle Allan Lena. The mural pays respect to Danggan Balan – Five Rivers country in the Yugambeh language region and Jandai speaking Quandamooka country of Moreton Bay, and celebrates the Willy Wagtail bird, which also serves as inspiration for a range of play elements and seating nooks within the park.
District Park at Calderwood Valley – Illawarra, New South Wales
If you’re thinking to yourself, ”wow, that slide looks really long”, you’d be right - the District Park at Calderwood Valley is proudly home to the longest slide in the Illawarra region!
There’s plenty of other incredible play equipment for the young and young-at-heart to enjoy at District Park, with a large sand pit, a toddler swing, spinner, web swing, slide, moving balancing beams, two climbing nets, balancing logs, small tunnel, grassed areas and water pumps for water play.
There are also bathrooms, shaded areas, picnic tables, bubblers and barbecue facilities, making it the perfect place for the community to come together and celebrate life’s milestones.
Seven Sisters Park at Aurora – Wollert, Victoria
Wurundjeri culture comes to life at the newly-opened Seven Sisters Park at Aurora in Wollert, Victoria. There’s greenery aplenty, seating, a slide, climbing wall, swing hammocks and baskets for children to enjoy, all juxtaposed by elements that tell the Wurundjeri Dreamtime story of the Karatgurk Seven Sisters who alone possessed the secret of fire.
Aurora residents are set to enjoy a grand launch event to celebrate the park’s grand opening on Friday, 24th March, which will feature light projections, fire demonstrations, a live DJ, face painting and a custom Aurora parks colouring book.
Bristlebird Park at Alkimos Beach – Alkimos, Western Australia
Alkimos Beach residents come to Bristlebird Park for unmatched views of the ocean, and play equipment that is second to none!
Bristlebird Park features a modern playground with swings, slides, climbing structures, and other fun equipment for children of all ages to enjoy. With barbecue facilities, picnic areas, walking and cycling trails and open green spaces, Bristlebird Park is known by locals as the place to catch up, stretch their legs and make core memories. It’s also dog-friendly, meaning the whole family can come together to enjoy Bristlebird Park.