Timberplay playground gets a thumbs up
The development of the H2Odds Water play at Odds Farm Park is the latest project in a series of play developments for the highly regarded farm park in High Wycombe. Timberplay are proud to have worked with Odds Farm Park since 2014, supporting their play strategy with increasingly ambitious play developments.
The Odds Farm Park water play facility incorporates 500sqm of waterplay, 80 metres of channels, streams and pools and 28 distinct play features, including locks, dams, Archimedes Screw and Waterscoop wheel. Timberplay’s Landscape Design team came up with a bold design for a low level waterplay space that could accommodate many children at any one time. Rather than the typical ‘splash pool’, H2Odds delivers a calmer, more immersive play experience, and is ideal for the Odds Farm Park demographic (0-8yrs). It is perfect for social and engaging play, bringing together distinct groups of children into a shared play experience.
This design represented a very different approach to waterplay, utilising an alternative palette of materials than those typically associated with Timberplay – concrete and steel. However, this hard landscaping is balanced by the surrounding natural environment, timber fencing, a timber hand wash station, and the inclusion of natural boulders and natural stone sets.
The children pump the water themselves, helping them understand scientific and mathematical principles effectively demonstrated through waterplay in action. The addition of shade sails offers protection from the rain, increasing the usability of the space in more inclement weather, whilst also providing protection during the sunny seasons too.
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