Forest Green Park in Gainsborough Greens (Pimpama) is a quiet achiever. As a neighbourhood park it certainly isn’t the biggest playground around, and there are no toilet or BBQ facilities available. However, the playground’s interpretive and educational play experience are what make it one of Queensland’s award winning playgrounds!!
Forest Green Park received an Award of Excellence – Play Spaces at the 2019 Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards in recognition of the playground’s elements of exploration, discovery, role play, balance, climbing, storytelling, exhilaration, and social interaction.
To the north of the park area lies an open grassed kick and throw area. A central mound provides the perfect location for an 8m high hill slide, timber log play forts, sandstone block stair climb, and sand play at the base. The playground also includes a reclaimed fallen tree for climbing over, and big sandstone boulders and climbing structures continue the theme of undefined play and exploration. At the southern end of the park, a ‘totem forest’ is a sculptural reminder of the former vegetation community on site while offering possibilities of education and exploration. Everything is threaded together by pathways and dry creek beds, just crying out for discovery!
Need to know:
Location: Cnr Melville Drive & Paluma Crescent
Facilities: Please be aware that this park is in a body corporate governed residential estate. The estate is not gated and the public are free to visit the playground. There are no public facilities, the facilities next to the park are in a gated recreational complex for residents use only.