Recycling secrets of Brimbank Park’s Nature Playscape
Thursday 14 November, 2013
During National Recycling Week, 11-17 November, Parks Victoria is highlighting the increasing use of recycling in its parks.
A great example is the new play space being built at Brimbank Park which features a number of recycling aspects. In particular, the hundreds of special brick pavers that that were individually inscribed by local community members back in the 1980’s. These have been salvaged and cleaned to put in the connecting pathway through the new play space.
Over 60 timber bollards and 200 fence posts will be installed around the new play area. These are being milled from salvaged Cypress pine from Albert Park. This timber has good natural durability and is good for construction. Some of the timbers used for making the play space maze are salvaged hardwood from railways and bridges, whilst the rubber soft fall material that will be laid under the play equipment is made from shredded car tyres.
Crushed rock road base has been salvaged from the section of roadway demolished to make way for the new play space. It’s been used as base material under new pathways, and the concrete kerbing demolished during construction has also been sent off to be recycled.
“Recycling is part of our Healthy Parks, Healthy People philosophy,” says Ranger in Charge at Brimbank, Tim Carver. “Reusing what we already have here and recycling building materials is not just smart and economical, but it’s also a way of demonstrating our commitment to caring for the environment.”
The project is being funded by the Victorian Government in partnership with Variety, the Children’s Charity; the People and Parks Foundation and John T Reid Charitable Trusts.
Media enquiriesSally Nowlan
Parks Victoria media centre
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