A world exclusive, this is not “just” a play park. In fact, it sets the bar for future play parks and is used as a shining example for companies around the world.
The conservation-inspired facility is entirely created for the Oxford Island National Nature Reserve and is thus an authentic one-of-a-kind.
From the design and materials used to the inclusive aspects and artistic additions, this play park is a marvel.
Designed and created by Proludic, a company with over 30 years of experience in original equipment and smart playground designs, the park rises above the stunning Loch Neagh, blending in with the beauty of the surrounding forest.
Each piece of equipment pays homage to life on the island – be it birds, animals, flowers, trees or fish.
Nature combines with play to provide a whole new experience for children as well as parents, grandparents and caregivers.
You will find traditional equipment including swings, slides and a carousel, as well as multifunctional wooden beams, climbing mounds, climbing stacks, bridges, rope climbing, extendable poles, lower level trampolines, steps, tunnels, interactive panels and so on. much more.
The ground looks like the forest floor, while a local artist has hand-painted original features throughout the park in the exact colors of life on Oxford Island.
At the center of the play area is a ramp – the first of its kind in Northern Ireland – that takes kids in wheelchairs right into the center of play and into a whole other level of the park, allowing them to truly immerse themselves in the fun and action.
All feelings will be experienced, intergenerational relationships will develop, and there is much to learn – all through play!
“The opening of this grand play park on Oxford Island will literally amaze people when they see it – it really is like nothing we have ever seen before!” commented Alderman Glenn Barr, Lord Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon.
“Years of research, planning and development have gone into making this play park completely unique to Oxford Island – and more than that, unique throughout the world! We are so proud of this incredible park that we know kids will love playing in it while developing so many physical, mental and social skills.
“We are also very proud to be at the forefront of Northern Ireland with our Play Strategy, which actively promotes the game, helping to raise awareness of its critical importance for children and young people.”
For more information, please contact Joan Node, Game Development Specialist, on 028 3831 1684 or 07515 607 472.