Following an initial opening delay due to COVID-19 restrictions, a massive 1.8 hectare, new and leading-edge playground called “Wildflower Park” is now open in the new Eden estate at Two Wells.
Wildflower Park’s design is entrenched in modern principles around young children’s education through play, a need for open space nature learnings and fun, and embracing increased community use of walking trails and recreational areas evident over the past two months as families made the most of self-isolation and work from home experiences under SA’s virus protection measures.
The new Wildflower Park makes up part of approximately six hectares of open space network provided at Land Australia’s Eden development, a 267-allotment new residential community bordering the historic Two Wells township.
The playground has a strong focus on nature play, and features climbing frames, water play, creek crossings, mound lookouts, kickabout spaces, bbqs, shelter, sandpit, swings and trees – and has already attracted strong local community endorsement.
“We welcome the recommendation to re-open parks, playgrounds and public fitness areas. It is clear from the past two months of lockdown, that Adelaide families have found new joy in shared outdoor experiences,” Land Australia’s Mr Michael Hickinbotham said today.
“Wildflower Park will be opening just in time to capitalise on this public change of heart and will offer northern suburbs communities a very unique but fun learning and play experience in a manner which sets new standards for outdoor recreation,” Mr Hickinbotham said.
Adelaide Plains Council’s Mayor, Mr Mark Wasley: “Wildflower Park is setting a new standard in public recreation areas in our region. It is a fantastic development, particularly as the location is in the heart of one of our rapidly growing areas in Two Wells. New home buyers who include younger families with playground aged children will have a great place for family fun and adventure.”
Eden and its neighbouring Liberty development are part of a combined $1.2 billion new housing investment in that area by Land Australia – part of the Hickinbotham Group.
Wildflower Park is located within the centre of Eden, bounded by Magnolia and Almond Boulevards and Honeysuckle and Olive Drives.
More than 100 families have already moved into the Eden Estate whose large blocks range from a minimum 900 square metres up to 2.1 hectares with prices from $199,500.
Market interest in the adjoining Liberty project has been buoyed by the Catholic Education Office’s decision to progressively open a campus at Two Wells from next year as an extension of the Xavier campus at Gawler.