Cataract Gorge is a landscape of contradictions. Wild edges formed millions of years ago by earthquake and exposed to the constant weathering are combined with the cultured landscape of the Victorian Garden era giving it a distinct and unique sense of place; a calmness surrounded by evidence of natures forces. It is very much a landscape dictated by water and its movement contained within a geological time-frame of history.
A fusion of nature based play and contemporary landscape architecture and playground design, Playstreet have created an inclusive environment and play space that is engaging, thought-provoking and ultimately fun and challenging. The spatial design and materiality of the playspace was inspired by the nature of water, especially the force at which it can operate, the turbulence, eddies, spinning, swirl and motion set amidst the serene Victorian garden environment.
The playground has enhanced Cataract Gorge as a destination for visitors, whilst reflecting the rich history and nature of place.
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Address: Cataract Gorge Reserve, Basin Rd, Launceston
Open: General open: 10am - 1pm, pre-booked tours: 10am, 11am & 12noon, Saturday 7 September
Highlights: Playstreet founding director Miriam Shevland will be on site to give tours about the design process.
Tours: Pre-booked tours: 10am, 11am and 12noon
Building specs: Type: Children's playspace. Built: 2019.
Playstreet (landscape architect)