Gosford Leagues club is a $10 million project which was funded by the NSW government and situated in a prime location sandwiched between Central Coast Stadium, Gosford Leagues Club & Brisbane Water. Imagined by Turf Design, Kaebel Leisure was first contacted in early 2019 to work on the project.
Kaebel Leisure had just finished working on Hercules Park (Brisbane) with Turf Design, and we knew they would want to push our limits to create something special. The major elements created by Kaebel Leisure were a giant 10m long by 3m high fish trap inspired by local indigenous communities from the area.
The major visual impact was to design an internal fit out for three large tower structures in which we had a blank slate to create a complex geometry of rope elements and a couple of suitably large bridges between the towers.
Inside the three towers, we created rope play which had three entirely different styles and difficulty in three different colours. To reach the highest point and thereby access to the giant slide, there are several options. The quickest method was right up the middle of the tallest tower, but it was also the most difficult. The easiest route is from the smallest tower to the middle tower and then onto to the large tower. Easiest…..but also expect it to take the longest. It’s a ‘choose your own adventure’ scenario.
Kaebel Leisure has become somewhat of a specialist in these large custom projects, in which a customer can come to us with an idea and Kaebel Leisure can develop their thoughts and help coordinate the interactions between our elements and those produced by others.
There are many challenges that come with this kind of work, lots of communication is a required and a strong knowledge of the relevant standards is a must. On top of this, creativity, a large arsenal of rope fittings and a deep knowledge of how the products and fittings work is essential. Over the past 10 years, Kaebel Leisure has been evolving its capability in all these areas and continues to invest in resources to ensure we can create bigger, better, and even more challenging rope-based play equipment. Durability is something which is not always easily achieved with rope-based products, and this is also a driving factor in our push to continuously improve, so that no matter how crazy the idea is, we can find an amazing solution.