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Water Play Area

“...150m2 beachfront kids water play area
with tidal rock-pools and interactive water
feature elements...”


Project: Southport Broadwater Parklands
Client: EDAW
Period: 2008 - 2009
Landscape Architect: EDAW

Creating a children’s water play environment which mimics the rising and falling of the tide, along with rock pools and rippling flow over simulated sandbars presents many considerations of function and safety.

Being located adjacent to a sand beach, issues of sand separation in the recirculated water system and potential for addition of undesirable chemicals, detergents and the like also required particular attention in the design process. Water quality and sanitation are also prime considerations. x