Lizard Log Playground & Park
The original Pimelea parklands was constructed prior to the 2000 Sydney Olympics. The Western Sydney Parklands Trust engaged McGregor Coxall to revitalise and extend the parks facilities by first undertaking a master plan and then designing and documenting a portion of the master plan. This included an upgrade and extension to the existing toilet block, BBQ and picnic facilities, along with an extensive redevelopment of the children’s play area. The works also developed a design for a new toilet block and shade elements. A sensitive response to the rural nature of the site, underpinned by a strong sustainable strategy, drove the site’s redesign. Power for the site is generated by solar panels, toilet flushing utilises dam water, all grey water is reused for irrigation and recycled materials are used where possible. The play area extends this concept by introducing recycled water through a children’s play pump and water course system within a unique play experience that both excites and delights.