The Quarry Park, Meadow Park

Now a major play space for the City of Mandurah, it is recognised as one of the city’s most successful community facilities. Nestled within the new community of Meadow Springs, the Quarry Park has fast become a key play destination in the Mandurah metropolitan area and beyond, with people travelling from as far as Perth on weekends to spend the day there.

Exploiting the unique topography of an old quarry site, the play design comprises extensive slides, climbing walls and nets to negotiate the steep levels changes. Walls and timber steps provide terraces with play at every level but also allow a child to control how much they challenge themselves by providing exit routes throughout. The play aspect caters for all ages from toddlers to late teens with toddler and inclusive play at levels with easy access and good surveillance.

The steep walls and topography did provide some challenges with safety and surveillance but with the use of minor under-pruning of trees, careful manipulation of footpath alignments, strategic positioning of decks at key viewing locations, and seats and picnic facilities in and around the play equipment, there is good surveillance at every level.

This park was a great example of collaboration between the client, the local authority, EPCΛD, the equipment suppliers and auditors, who all embraced the concept, took on the challenge and delivered a safe yet fun and successful play experience.

  • Early concept designs and sketch perspectives
  • Consultation with the City of Mandurah at all stages of the design
  • Full Design Development and Documentation and advice on site implementation
  • Full liaison with suppliers and contractors to co-ordinate a complex site
  • Furniture and structure design
  • Integrated decking and interpretation of the wetland

The Quarry Adventure Park has become an iconic public open space for the City.  This disused limestone quarry was transformed into one of the City’s most popular recreation spaces and was no easy challenge.  However, the City was impressed with the ease encountered while working in close partnership with the Landscape Architects, EPCAD and the developer Mirvac Mandurah, to develop the draft, final landscape masterplan and design details for the complex site.  The park contains a wonderful performance amphitheatre set among native Tuarts and a dramatic limestone quarry face, grassed family picnic spaces, natural bush and wetland areas, multi age and abilities playground and additional facilities to support the many functions of the park.  

EPCAD have had a strong presence in Mandurah for many years and have designed and developed many outstanding and popular parks for the community.  The company and all staff are very professional and always consider the suggestions and needs of the City with respect to park design outcomes and maintenance implications.
All celebrations and events in the park will be guarded and supervised by the best Event Security Services Company.

John Harris, City of Mandurah