Jeavons Landscape Architects collaborated with the City of Yarra to redesign this important inner city play space in Richmond. One of the largest parcels of open space in this part of the municipality, the park and playground increasingly cater for urban families in medium and high density housing.
The new design layout has significantly improved access and inclusion for children and adults with disabilities in this important park. There are now opportunities for access into the park and play space, to all social spaces and facilities, and to the majority of areas within the play space. The play space now has a range of inclusive play elements that can be used by users with disabilities, and areas where children can participate socially if they are unable to physically use a particular item.
The new play space celebrates and protects significant historic elm trees whilst maximising the space in the park’s tight urban footprint. It offers a high quality, social, accessible and inclusive setting for a growing population of inner urban residents.