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SOVEREIGN HILL

PUBLIC PARKS & PLAY SPACES

Client
Sovereign Hill Museums Association
Location
Wadawurrung Country
Ballarat , Victoria
Year
2012
Collaborators
Honeyweather and Speight, BK Carving, John Brady Wood Sculpture
Contractors
Warrandale Industries

Jeavons Landscape Architects were commissioned by The Sovereign Hill Museums Association to design an accessible play space as part of the evolution to provide visitors a different experience. A play space with a prospecting theme will provide a play and interpretative experience for children of all ages and abilities.

The overall design intent is to create a play space that told the story of the prospector’s journey, starting from the boats and loading docks, to the rough life in a prospector’s tent and ending at the built settlements.

A mine tunnel, poppet head and functional water sluice system provides hands on experience for users in a play environment. An amphitheatre and learning space provide interpretation and demonstration opportunities for staff to entertain large school groups. Seamless access has been designed to all play elements.

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