When the local community of Can Misses submitted a proposal for a leisure space to the Department of Education of the City of Ibiza, the plan was to create the largest playground in Ibiza, based on an evolutionary design with equipment suitable for a range of age groups from 0 – 12 years suitable for an area approximately 3500 square metres.
The various designs of the park were voted for by nearly 400 children from the local schools, with the winning plan focusing on elements to help evolve the children’s fine motor skills. The project incorporated a bicycle circuit, zip line, game elements, climbing wall and rest area, all inspired by elements of the island of Ibiza.
When Malaga based contractors UNICESPED, were looking for the product of a suitable surface that reflected the colourful elements that were integral to the design, they turned to Playrite and there Matchwinner Velour 1300 product.
Matchwinner Velour is a sand dressed needlepunch surface that is easy to install with low infill rates, providing a durable and very hard-wearing surface. With no sand compaction issues, this surface is low maintenance with a high porosity rate, that is fast draining and ideal for all-weather use.
Available in 14 different colours, the Matchwinner Velour enables designs to be inset into the surface, which was ideal for the various spaces within the park to ensure the various slopes and walls reflected the bright and bold colours required within the design.
The surface was installed by Tecopsa with a base of gravel and sand and compacted by machines and covered over 1200 square metres of the park. Some of the areas were protected with a Polyethylene Elastic Shock pad to Use 1447. The overall project took 1 month to complete and was finished in July 2018 at a total cost of $14,706.49 for the surface. This equates to a cost of $1.19 per square foot.
The local community were delighted with the completed look of the park and the surfaces are now enjoyed on a daily basis.