Inspired by a giant of the prehistoric deep
Set beside the lake in the main street of town, this water park commands attention with its giant, one-of-a-kind dinosaur dumper in celebration of the region's rich history.
WFBD was commissioned by Richmond Shire of Council in QLD in September 2017 to design an upgrade for an existing splash pad on the town’s foreshore.
After researching the area the team at WFBD discovered that Richmond was famous for its Kronosaurus fossils and dinosaur digs, which inspired the design of a giant custom-made dumper bucket based on the iconic marine reptile.
The upgrade also included four new multi-coloured flower showers and an interactive leaf spillway.
Towering at a massive 6 meters high, the Kronosaurus support structure includes a custom-made sign detailing the creature’s biology and habitat. The giant head also spans 6 meters and holds a bucket that dumps 280 litres of water onto a spreader plate which cascades over delighted patrons below.
Design, engineering and manufacture took six weeks to complete with on-site installation taking only three days.