Integra is excited to announce the opening of Lucas Sanctuary Park - the fifth park and playground delivered, landscaped and constructed by Integra in Lucas. The site is located adjacent to the future Loreto Campus on Cuthberts Road and is just a stone’s throw from the Skipton Rail Trail.
This park really is a rival to the popular Lucas Central Park with its impressive main feature the 7-meter-tall Olive Tree tower. The tower has four large hanging olives that act as climbing destinations or cool little chill areas for the older kids. You can get to these hanging olives via ropes, ladders, and net crossings. This will be the first time this piece of playground equipment has ever been used in the world – so Ballarat kids, you can be the playground testers.
This playground has been designed and engineered especially for this space. The materials and equipment selected for this playground give a nod to the natural landscape and we think the little explorers out there are going to love what has been delivered.
In the centre of the space, you will find the Bellevue play tower which has two main rooms joined with a rope bridge and covered in timber cladding. It has a genuine rustic appearance –perfect for this natural location in Sanctuary. One cluster of the play unit caters for older children with a large tunnel slide and challenging access, and the other cluster includes a staircase and smaller slide which is perfect for juniors.
For those of you who love to swing, this playground has so many fun swinging options including the Gyro Swing, Timba Swing, and the Dancing Snake. The Gyro is a multidirectional single point suspended nest swing, and the Dancing Snake could be a swing or a spinner because it does both! The Timba swing is your classics wing with two separate seats – and sometimes classic can be the most loved.
Our first Sand Digger features in Sanctuary playground, surrounded by a sand pit, again a first for our parks! The digger rotates 360 degrees and is designed for little users and is perfect for building arm muscles and hand-eye coordination.
The playground also includes the Wobbly Wood Bamboo Hut, a delightful play house perfect for role-playing and crawling for younger ones. It features two different ascents and numerous play elements, enhancing kids’ gross motor skills and creativity under one cute roof.
An irrigated Kick and Play space ensures there is not only a great playground to explore, but space to kick a footy, do cartwheels, fly a kite, or run. Scattered throughout the space is fun park furniture including picnic tables, bench seating, tonnes of concrete ottomans, curved benches, shelters plus a drinking fountain (and one for the dogs!).
This incredible space will be connected to the rest of Lucas via walking and riding trails that will take you all the way from the Town Centre shopping precinct through Central Park and past the Messenger Parade and McLeod Crescent wetlands, into Lucas Sanctuary. It also links via a short walk to the Skipton Rail Trail.
261 trees including a range of Oaks, Elms, Gums, Maples, and a special Monkey Puzzle tree feature in this park, and an additional 2,675 plants including Flax, Callistemon, Correas, Grasses, Coastal Rosemary, and Woolly Tea-Tree provide natural texture and movement, bringing the space to life.
There are only a handful of lots left for purchase in Lucas Sanctuary to live near this amazing park, you can view land for sale here: https://www.lucasballarat.com.au/land-now-selling
PARK ADDRESS: Lakeland Drive (Off Cuthberts Road Alfredton) and McLeod Crescent (Off Messenger Parade) parking on Lakeland Drive and Messenger Parade.
This playground is 1km to Lucas Central Park where you will find public toilets and BBQ's.