Ardeer Community Playground

Location: Forrest Street, Ardeer
Client: Brimbank City Council
Designed by: Jeavons Landscape Architects, 2008
Constructed: Arena Gardens

A neglected, contaminated park in Ardeer, in the western suburbs of Melbourne, the project involved detailed collaboration with the community for more than 2 years. The result is a thriving natural landscape used by a diverse local community.

Jeavons Landscape Architects were contracted to interpret the community’s vision and completely redesign a highly contaminated local park into a vibrant local focal point for people of all ages and abilities.

Jeavons Landscapes Architects were also engaged to prepare a document recording the entire project in a 100 page Design Guide, to assist other community groups working on other projects to achieve their vision and learn from this project.

The Design Process had to:

  • work at the pace of a community group.
  • be responsive to local initiatives.
  • meet Brimbank City Council timeframes and requirements.
  • overcome significant technical obstacles.