Flagstone to get massive adventure playground

A MASSIVE $2 million adventure playground with a three-storey high tower is set to be built at Flagstone.

The playground also has a 19 metre skybridge and two 15 metre racing slides.

Peet’s Flagstone development director Liz Ronson said the facility had an adventure and discovery theme with experiences for everyone from tiny tots to tough mudders, including inclusive play opportunities.

The playground is to open before the end of the year.

The main structure is an 11 metre high tower, comparable to a three storey building, with two sky cabins linked by a giant octanet and the long skybridge.

The playground will be the centrepiece of Flagstone’s $12 million regional discovery park, which already boasts a dog park with water play equipment and competition-standard skate plaza.

Director of the design company Urban Play Ben Urban said there were amazing parks in south-east Queensland but nothing of the size planned for Flagstone.

“The challenge for us, as designers, is dragging kids away from their computers and giving them a reason to play outside,” he said.

“At Flagstone, we’ve set out to create a beautiful space where families will want to spend the whole day and where the play experience is different every time you come.

“Although safety is paramount, we’re pushing the boundaries and asking kids to push themselves to heights they aren’t used to and to experience moving play in a form they’re not used to.”

Other features of the playground include a 35 metre ‘s’ curved swing, with eight swing seats, dual flying foxes, fossil dig with hidden ‘dinosaur’ bones and a sensory caterpillar.

A sensory experience will be available in the toddler town, suitable for smaller children and those with special needs.

Flagstone is expected to grow from more than 6000 residents, to have 12,000 homes and a 126-hectare central business district over 25 years.