Chunky ex-wharf pylons have been recycled and reimagined as walking beams, architectural swings, pole features throughout, as well as a whopping skyscraper fort - carefully worked for the fun and enjoyment of generations of children to come.

Employing craftmanship to create parks of true quality with stunning wood features that have been hand worked, taking days of painstaking carpentry – as opposed to installing plastic manufactured play features, Fleming’s is taking their parks into the future with a link to the past.

Other striking features of the Fleming’s Riverdale Park is the fun wooden play equipment including three tractors and trailers carved by renowned Australian wood carver, Brandon Kroon.

Continuing Fleming’s mission to provide quality communal spaces for real people, Riverdale Park is an earthy approach that will re-engage children with the beauty and fun of natural materials using as little man-made play materials as possible – and the results are speaking for themselves.

While many developers are willing to see large garish plastic features dominate their parks, Your Land and APD Projects engaged with Fleming’s belief that natural is better, even if it means craftsmen spend days working and plying wood features, hand varnishing and carefully installing the heavy pieces.

Riverdale Village also features recycled timbers such as the ironbark sleepers erected in the circular pavilion which – in true Fleming’s style – is built around a stunning super-advanced tree.

Plants feature en masse, the park surrounds, avenues and play park itself are forested by large advanced trees and present the promise of a mature landscape sooner than later while bark replaced soft fall plastics and large natural boulders double as features and climbing objects.

Fleming’s has also been appointed the landscape architect, and streetscape installation and maintenance team ensuring Riverdale Village’s road network integrates seamlessly with the overall estate.


Project: Riverdale Village
Location: Tarneit, Victoria
Client: Your Land Developments and APD Projects
Landscape Architect: Fleming’s Landscapes and Realm Architects
Plant Source and Supply: Fleming’s Nurseries
Installation and Maintenance: Fleming’s Landscapes
Construction: Fleming’s Landscapes