A castle, forest with teepees and life-size climbing horse are among the features of a fantasy themed park coming to Berwick.
Construction of the magical playspace at Stockland’s Minta Estate will begin this August, with the official opening expected in late 2021.
The $3.5 million park is designed to bring many favourite childhood fairytales to life.
It will feature a three-level castle with an Excalibur sword set in stone, Sherwood Forest complete with teepees, and a life-size steel ‘climbing’ horse.
The castle will include multiple slides, disabled access walkways, rockers and sand play.
The park’s design underwent extensive community consultation with existing and future residents, including a vote which revealed ‘fantasy’ as the most popular theme.
Stockland Minta Park Project Director Kerry Balci said the developer is excited to unveil the Minta park design and looks forward to bringing the vision to life.
“The new Minta park is set to be full of magic as it’s filled with castles, knights, princesses and fairies,” she said.
“At the centre, children will find a three-level timber castle where they can announce themselves as either king or queen.
Minta Park will be located at the highest point of the new 116 hectare community, which is being developed on the historic Minta farm.
There are also plans for an open air amphitheatre to accompany the park. The amphitheatre will cater for large events and community activities.
“The gathering space will be able to accommodate a range of day-time and evening community events including: movie nights, weekly group yoga sessions, farmers markets and food trucks – perfect for the whole family,” Ms Balci said.
A dedicated ‘community placemaker’ will be in charge of running an annual calendar of events for the space.
The first phase of construction is expected to be completed by early 2021. The second phase is due to commence late 2021.