Adventure playground opens
A CLIMBING tower, long slide and snake-like maze are among challenges at a new playground opened at Morialta Conservation Park.
The adventure playground incorporates five themed areas – the Great Snake, Climbing Boulders, Eagle’s Perch, Kookaburra Nests and Frog Island. It was built by local company Climbing Tree Creations, following a State Government funding pledge. Members of the Kaurna indigenous community contributed to the design.
The name of the park, Mukanthi (pronounced muh-ganthee), is a Kaurna word meaning celebrate and play.
Environment and Conservation Minister Ian Hunter said the park featured Kaurna cultural elements such as the Great Snake maze and Frog Island “where there are shields and faces carved into the trees, a traditional canoe and a campfire story area, which will encourage children to engage in imaginative play”.
“The finished product has places to climb, to explore, to take risks, to get lost and to learn,” Mr Hunter said.