The design is fresh and fun with various areas for visitors to play, including a water-play component that takes advantage of the local climate. We felt the project needed a signature piece to ensure a defining landmark for the site: The Super Sphere. This world first play experience was developed in collaboration with Urbanplay and Kompan and it transforms the area from ‘just another park’ to an exciting destination.
With five colourful levels, the never-before-seen Super Sphere recently installed in Rockhampton is a world first for playground technology. Bursting with over 150 activities, the sphere is a revolution in the world of play.
The Super Sphere (renamed as Wyatt’s Wonder Web) was originally designed for New York’s Central Park, but is now situated in the newly refurbished Kershaw Gardens in Rockhampton. The architecturally-inspired sphere features over 150 play activities, has three slides at varying heights, and tunnels running underneath the Sphere. Kids can climb up the sphere through various obstacles, including climbing ropes, ladders and swinging hammocks.
Delivered by Brisbane-based playground company, Urban Play, in collaboration with KOMPAN Playscapes, Urbis, JM Kelly and the Rockhampton Regional Council, the play structure is set to be a major drawcard for the Rockhampton Region.
The Managing Director of Urban Play, Ben Urban, stated, “We are absolutely ecstatic to deliver this world-first playground. This play piece sets the benchmark for playground design, not only in Australia, but also on a global scale.”