With the opening of Margaret Mahy Playground in Christchurch, New Zealand, June 25th 2016, one of the largest and most modern playgrounds in the southern hemisphere has arisen. It was built after the major earthquake that struck New Zealand in February 2011, which affected Christchurch in particular. The project was meaningful for all those involved, but in particular for the area’s inhabitants and visitors to the playground.
Just in time for spring and therefore the start of the amusement park season, Karl’s Erlebnis-Dorf (Adventure Village) opens new playgrounds at various locations. One of them in Elstal close to Berlin and in Zirkow on Rügen.
The two new play structures in Elstal und Zirkow are especially spectacular and possibly record-breaking. Karl’s Climbing Silos are 13.2 metre high twin climbing towers with a 130 m³ size net inside and a slide of almost 17 m length, which takes the summiteers back to the ground.
It begins in a shaky fashion at the foot of Bromberg Hill. A large access net leads up to a treehouse-like tower. And this is just the beginning – the beginning of Europe’s longest climbing structure. Meandering 168 metres up the hill are a great variety of tunnels and bridges, balancing elements and rubber mats, which pass through multiple towers along the way.