Redbank Plains, Ipswich – South East Queensland




Development of overall plan for regional Play and Youth Precinct to enable staged implementation



  • Development of largest playground with ICC
  • Incorporation of one of the largest skateparks in Queensland

The Redbank Plains Play & Youth Precinct is a regional destination open space incorporating:
• Toddler playground
• Adventure playground
• Learn to Ride bikeways
• Skatepark
• Ampitheatre
• Teen hangout space
• Basketball/multicourts
• Parkour
• Cross fit station

These elements are organised within a broader landscaped setting that includes retained mature trees, gardens, open lawns, picnic facilities, public amenities, car park, access within the precinct and connections to its surrounds.

The precinct caters for a wide range of uses and users, covering all age groups, gathering sizes and a range of passive and active, formal and informal recreation activities. An overall theme of “modern industrial” was developed to tie together the different areas. A colour palette of hazard yellow and orange contrasts with industrial greys and charcoals. Circuit board inspired patterns within the ground plane are found thoughout the playground and skatepark. Concrete and metal feature in the materials palette while the plant selection provides a robust native understorey to the many mature trees on site.
JFP developed the concept plan, brief and budget which enabled Ipswich City Council to tender the playground works. Urban Play submitted the winning tender with their high energy, visually appealing and innovative play equipment.