About Us

The Viva Recreation Pty Ltd and Proludic Pty Ltd team.

Viva Recreation was incorporated in 2004 by Steve and Madeleine Walding, and Art Smythe. Viva Recreation provides clients with a complete playground design and construction service. The directors have fifteen to twenty years experience each in the playground industry.  Madeleine worked as a landscape architect in Australia and England before specialising in work in children’s playgrounds with Viva Recreation. Steve brings a wealth of practical knowledge of children’s play and playground construction to our clients. Art has worked as a play consultant for over 20 years in playgrounds in both the USA and Australia.

Viva Recreation employs a full time team of play consultants, technicians and experienced tradesmen. We work with state and local governments, landscape architects and designers, architects, school principals, P & C associations, child care centre directors, landscape contractors, developers, builders, shopping centres and private clients. We have completed a multitude of projects that are destination locations for whole communities.

Australia has some of the best playgrounds in the world and Viva Recreation is proud to have been involved in the provision of many of these playgrounds. We are passionate about what we do, and take great pride in helping provide playgrounds where children and families love to play.

Viva Recreation brings playgrounds to life!