This fabulous simulated road system is popular with both children and their carers. The site is flat and accessible with shady picnic tables and lots of open lawn area for more informal play.
The original facility was constructed in 1997 consisting of a simple bitumen track with roundabouts and zebra crossings. The aim was to provide a fun, yet educational facility for the under 10’s. This little track has become immensely popular and the 2011 review of the Playgrounds Methodology revealed a strong demand for additional, complementary facilities in this location.
When developing the concept to expand and enhance the existing Tricycle Track, the objective was to use the existing one as a basis for creating a more diverse play space with activities for children who are not on tricycles or bikes.
Council has achieved this objective by creating an exciting child-scale Brightmore Village to complement the miniature roadway system, with a variety of new elements that encourage imaginative and cooperative play including a row of cute sandstone shops, a fire station complete with fire truck and a petrol station where trike riders can ‘fill up’.
The new Village also has a small ‘Central Park’ which is a landscaped, fully-fenced and gated junior play area housing traditional play items such as swings, slides and spring rockers all beneath a new shade structure.
Lots of new tree planting and landscaping around the upgraded Tricycle Track will provide shade to both the Track and the playground equipment and provide a lush green setting where families can gather and enjoy this popular facility.