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The Australian Institute of Landscape Architect’s (AILA) jury panel has awarded Nature Play at Royal Park , Australia’s best playground. A warm congratulations to the design team at the City of Melbourne !

Although Jeavons missed out on the winning vote for the nation’s best playground, we can still hold our heads high as our entry Bicentennial Park Playground , Chelsea was voted best playground in Victoria by the public.

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Complex And Clever Solutions For Play Spaces

We are proud that our Associate, Bruce Grillmeier, has both written the foreword and edited the publication “Outdoor Play Spaces for Children”. This publication demonstrates a wide variety of design responses to the challenge of providing outdoor play opportunities for children and families. Many examples show great complexity and clever solutions, demonstrating that designers are incorporating the large volume of research into the field of play to help them create spaces that cater well for children’s needs.

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AILA’s ‘Australia’s Best Playground’ Competition – People’s Choice Voting

Jeavons has entered three playgrounds for ‘ Australia’s Best Playground ’, a competition organized by AILA (Australian Institute of Landscape Architects). The competition aims to recognize and celebrate Australia’s well-designed public playspaces and the landscape architects responsible for the design.

People’s Choice voting has begun and closes on 28 April 2016.

Click below to take a peek at our entries:

Bicentennial Park Playground

Bollygum Park

Plum Garland Memorial Playground

All submissions can be found here .

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Marnebek School Sensory Garden

Peek-a-boo wall for dual-sided interaction Marnebek School in Cranbourne, Victoria, recently constructed a new and exciting Sensory Garden as part of a further upgrade of their outdoor play space. The garden is connected to the Sensory Room at Marnebek.

Jeavons worked with the staff and students at Marnebek to develop a unique and highly detailed concept design for the space. The design is loosely based on ideas from the books “Imagine” by Alison Lester and “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury.

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Renown Kindergarten Playspace Rejuvenation

The outdoor playspace at Renown Kinder in South Yarra has been rejuvenated, seamlessly incorporating new playspaces and gardens with the existing play structures and vegetation.

A sand and water play area with a pebble creek bed (consisting of loose and mortared pebbles) has been installed, along with a water pump. Granite rockery with moss still intact gives the pebble creek an extra element of character and fun. Also incorporated into the playspace is a multi-purpose outdoor learning space with an amphitheater seat.

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