- Marlborough, New Zealand
- Councils & Developers
Rising from a former vineyard, the Landing Park at the Omaka Landing Subdivision provided a unique play space that was perfectly suited to its community. AitkenTaylor, together with the client, envisioned a social place where the land's rich history, cultural activities and recreational experiences can all come alive!
Helping them to deliver this vision, the Playground Centre supplied smart, safe and robust play equipment translating their fantastic ideas into fantastic moments! Located nearby the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, the theme was clear for us: flight.
Not only that, the subdivision was already showcasing the area’s aviation history, with street names such as Spitfire Dr, Nanchang Rd and Mustang Alley. It is increasingly clear that green space and playgrounds, close to home, are essential for urban and residential developments – and can have a significant influence on house and land value. The developers knew the park needed to provide drawcards for kids and adults alike.
It’s hard to miss the centrepiece of the playground: a huge model aircraft. An attraction for all generations, it sits alongside playground equipment that brings the exhilaration of flight alive: Playground Centre’s 24 metre-long flying fox. With a seat for all ages, it isn’t just about thrills: it also provides real physical benefits like balance, coordination and body strength. From the word go, developers were thrilled with the park’s popularity. Built for safety and durability, the flying fox will bring fun that lasts with its heavy-duty spring dampening system and high-quality safety surfacing.