Ryton Pools Country Park

Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Coventry

Warwickshire County Council wanted a design that would maximise the site’s natural typography and encourage creative play.

Project Brief
The Council asked that the play equipment have multiple uses to create a wide range of creative and social play opportunities, including self-directed play for the younger age ranges. The children consulted particularly liked the idea of themed and pretend play for pirate adventure and asked for products to encourage this. This was our winning design.


The Result
KOMPAN provided rubber, sand and natural bark surfacing to keep within the look of the surrounding landscape. The design included the Pirate Ship climbing frame, themed interactive play panels, seesaw, rocking and climbing items to spark imagination and creativity. KOMPAN also selected features including palm trees, treasure chests, barrels, rocks and sand play pits to underscore the theme and encourage swashbuckling pretend play.

"Through creative and sympathetic design including superb ground graphics and themed choices of play equipment Kompan have used their creativity and practical knowledge of the naturally topography of the site to achieve a unique and locally distinctive play space."

"We are thrilled with the result the Kompan team were great with our own on site staff and the public during the site works and the attention to detail was excellent …the Park has never been busier"…."I have no hesitation in recommending them"

Craig Earl, Senior Countryside Range, Warwickshire County Council



Installed: September 2016

Age Range: 2 -8 years old

Pirate themed playground

Product Range: Imaginator and Robinia

Surfacing: Rubber mulch and bark

Project Value: £90,000