PLAY SPACE PLANNING
Our play space planning work has a primary focus on:
For many years we have been assisting councils develop their play space planning framework and management plans
A few of our play space planning projects:
Other play space projects members of the team have been involved in:
A play space planning framework provides a clear understanding of the type and range of facilities and features (e.g. play equipment, natural play settings), and amenities (e.g. seating, toilets) council will consider for different categories of play space (e.g. local, township, regional).
A play space planning framework also helps the community understand why council provides play spaces in the way it does. The planning framework lets the community know there is a sound rationale for the way council plans and manages play spaces.
A play space development or management plan allows council to determine the real cost of maintaining and renewing play spaces over time. Councils can then make informed decisions about the best way to achieve their desired play outcomes, and at the same time understand the financial implications.
More recently our team began collaborating with Kris Galea from KLG Landscape Architects. Kris has an innate ability to convert play space concepts into practical designs that are particularly relevant to smaller play spaces and play spaces in rural communities. Kris understands the recreation as well as the health and wellbeing outcomes we want to achieve for children through play.
Our team’s philosophy about planning and design of play spaces…