Crafers Nature Playground
Crafers Primary School received a $150,000 “Fund My Neighbourhood” grant at the end of 2017 to help build a brand new nature playground for both the school and the wider community to enjoy.
This playground is a work in progress, but it’s still definitely worth a visit to check out the new play areas that have been built, as well as play on the older existing equipment that I assume will eventually be replaced or upgraded. (Please correct me if I’m wrong Crafers PS people)
Oh and ps – if you’re kids play “floor is lava” apparently…..according to Miss 6……who LIVES for it…….THIS playground is perfect!!
The school’s existing pine forest and oval are the perfect setting for the new nature based play area with the feature so far a multi slider slippery dip set into the embankment. Yes it’s a wide metal hot day bum burner BUT it’s underneath some beautiful big shady trees, so I’m assuming they keep it cool (it was a mid 20 degree day when we visited and not hot at all.
Just be careful with really little ones, or slide novices, it’s quite fast and the dismount is a bit tricky (but makes for quite entertaining parental viewing!!)
Big rocky terraces feature around the park and there is a water feature (no water on the day we visited) but when the pump is turned on this would be a great spot for a little splash.
Existing equipment includes a spiral slide, monkey bars, lots of balancing bridges. chains and climbing frames.
The plans are to add tunnels, slides, rock walls, climbing structures, balancing logs and more nature elements to fit in with the surroundings. Take a look at the concept plan below……it’s going to be really great!
Big things are to come for this spot but don’t let that stop you heading up for a look now. It’s a great shady spot to escape the city heat, in a nice quiet area so you don’t have to worry about cars and there’s a great big grassy oval to park a picnic rug, kick a ball and burn some school holiday or weekend energy.