Bentley Park Water PlayDoncaster, England
Bentley park’s playground is renowned for having the only outdoor water play area in Doncaster. In 2022, Doncaster Council worked with Timberplay to re-design, supply and install the water play features to offer further enjoyment for the local community.
The play is designed for younger children to enjoy with a Mushroom pump situated within a natural boulderscape made up of various-sized boulders and pebbles set within concrete. A Damming Wedge allows children to experiment with water flow down the boulderscape; when closed. The water builds up from the pump for children to open and flood the water down towards the bottom of the channel. A Ball Valve completes the boulderscape, collecting water at the bottom to create a pool; when the ball is moved, the water drains to restart the process.
Alongside the boulderscape is a Forest Fountain, two sizeable vertical round timber posts over 6 metres high that spirt water from the top of the posts down over the children. A long handle pump controls the water at the base of the posts, encouraging children to work together to add weight to the pump, similar to a see-saw to get water to move quicker. A truly great asset to the local community, the water play area has been a hit amongst residents.
Year of Completion: 2022
Client: Doncaster Council
Landscape Design: Timberplay Ltd
Photo Credit: Timberplay Ltd