'Dinosaur Island' is a brand new adventure play area in Southwater Country Park. The previously run-down recreation space now features an array of fantastic play equipment, special effects such as an active volcano, red hot lava flows, a tar quagmire, a dinosaur swamp and a prehistoric jungle. It is a delightful themed playspace that commemorates a past age. It is sure to keep children entertained for many years in the future.
Installation work began in earnest around Christmas and our hardy project team met with typically seasonal disruption…
“At one stage, out installers were knee deep in clay,” comments project manager Ben Neaves, “The inclement weather caused some inevitable delays, but the team were determined to complete the project on time, so worked through extraordinary conditions to fulfil the promise.”
Anna Chapman was relieved and grateful for eibe’s dedication to the cause and paid special tribute to our suppliers RJ Playground Services:
“The installation team’s service was really good. Indeed, so was the helpful contact from the entire eibe team.”
Spring arrived and Steve Delahunt, Senior Park Ranger was thrilled to see the new park unveiled. The £140,000 playspace was now ready for excited arrivals. All that remained to be finalised was the surfacing and grass matting. Featuring a myriad of themed wooden robinia equipment, all manufactured from FSC timber, Dinosaur Island hosts a paradiso predator’s trap, dinosaur slides, balancing trails, nest swing, toddler and tyre swings, a rope tree walk, stand-up seesaw, a sand construction unit, an obstacle course and an all-important dinosaur sandpit featuring an iguanodon fossil that pays tribute to the fossilised bones that were discovered in the locality many years ago.