The Orana Park will truly be one of a kind. Not only will it feature latest, state of the art play equipment, but it will also be home to incredible sculptural elements. Creativity is at the core of Orana and features in all parts of community life – including our wonderful park. A special experience is a promise for the entire family with every visit!
Exciting features of the park will include:
- The magnificent “The Watering Spirit” water sculpture by Geoffrey Ricardo, collects rain in cups on a ‘Tree of Life’ for the local birds to drink and bathe in. The sculpture is connected to recycled water with a nearby push-button to trigger the flow of water from each of the plates. This function has been designed to provide both an element of both art and play.
- The timber sculptures by Shlomit Moria, the artist behind the endearing carved wombat sculptures. In addition to the beloved wombats, Shlomit has also crafted several owls and toadstools which you will find throughout the park. These lovely creatures are the perfect addition to Orana as they connect the community to the original fauna of the land it exists upon, creating a sense of discovery and respect of Country, and facilitating an ongoing tie to the environment.
- The “Skywalk”, the first to be installed in Melbourne’s South East, will undoubtedly be a highlight for many children, featuring a giant slide and two sky-high cubbies. Children will be able to weave their way up to the Skywalk through the Spacenet – a web style net which is a feature in itself.
- The Carousel which is wheelchair accessible ensuring the playground can be experienced by everyone, the Carousel allows wheelchairs to be locked in with no need to transfer and can accommodate multiple children.
- Swings, including a triple swing unit, a toddler swing and a basket swing (basket swings are accessible and cater to children with disabilities).
- Trampolines which will allow hours of entertainment, for children and adults alike (also caters to people with disabilities).
- Spring rockers choose between a bee or an ant spring rocker. These are intended to tie in with all the little animals, bugs and creatures throughout the playground (such as the timber sculptures and etched rocks).
- Combination units little timber cubbies with small slides catering to a younger age group.
- Sand and water table perfect for toddlers providing a world of exploration and creation. There’s a rock table for sand play (the sand and water table are also designed to be wheelchair friendly).
- Skate and scooter path including bumps and berms (for added fun!) providing children a safe area to ride their skates, bikes and scooters.
- A glazed-brick cricket wall with permanent wickets for family-friendly games of cricket.
- Fitness circuit for the community to enjoy a full body workout in the refreshing air! There are five unique stations, helping the community to stay fit and healthy.
- Shelters offering essential protection from the sun.
- Free picnic and BBQ areas encouraging families to celebrate the outdoors and really take in the intricate details that are placed throughout the playground.
- Drinking fountain to keep everyone hydrated.
- Recliner-style seating providing comfort for those who wish to relax.
- Walking path for those fancying a walk or run.
- Grass kick-about space providing opportunity for unstructured play and passive recreation.
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