Kershaw Gardens is considered the “big back yard” for all Rockhampton citizens. The Gardens were originally established in 1988. Unfortunately in 2015, Cyclone Marcia caused significant damage to the Gardens, including uprooting of trees and exposing some old landfill areas.
Rockhampton Regional Council committed to redeveloping the area after the cyclone. The newly revitalised Kershaw Gardens opened in August 2018 and consists of an impressive new range of playground equipment, architecturally designed shelters, barbecue areas, amenities block, and waterplay and waterplay equipment building.
The new playground equipment also includes a 5 level Super Sphere custom made in Germany. Wyatt’s Wonder Web Super Sphere was originally designed for New York’s Central Park. It is approximately 9 metres high with 5 levels of netting and tunnels running underneath the sphere. This world-first playground technology allows kids to make their way through various obstacles, ladders and swings.
Kehoe Myers was involved in the structural and hydraulic engineering, working alongside Rockhampton Regional Council, McMurtrie Engineers, Woods Bagot and Urbis.
The parklands are impressive with an expansive waterplay area inspired by the Fitzroy River. This project is an example of our team’s reputation for excellence spreading beyond the Darling Downs area.