The unique and magical playground at Bollygum Park, Kinglake, based on the book by Garry Fleming, was officially opened in late 2011. More than 11 years in the making, the project stemmed from the hard work and fundraising by the local community and committee .
Jeavons staff, in particular Felicity Brown and Bruce Grillmeier, interpreted the book into a viable playspace design and saw it through to fruition with high quality construction by Naturform and many many artists and other individuals, overseen and coordinated by the Murrindindi Shire.
The park features unique playspaces based on the story-animal habitats -especially the wombat the frogmouth and the platypus’ houses, linked by a rocky creek and highlighted by sculptures and paintings by artists in every nook and cranny.
A lot of work from a lot of people has created a very special park.
The opening was a very popular event and it was a real highlight of the opening when the CFA sent water down the creek.
Swings, climbing areas, slides and sand are set in this kinglake temperate forest environment, complemented by toilets, BBQ and picnic facilities and a skatepark.
Other articles written about this project can be found on the Murrindindi Shire Website and the ABC website.