Landscape Architecture Excellence Award
2018 AILA QLD Award of Excellence – Play Spaces – Centenary Lakes Nature Play- Cairns Regional Council
2018 Parks & Leisure Australia, Qld – Regional Awards of Excellence – Centenary Lakes Nature Play- Cairns Regional Council
A children’s playground with a difference, the Nature Play space encourages children to interact with nature; to explore and learn about their surroundings.
It integrates creative play elements with the natural lakeside environment. Features include dinosaur bones to uncover, ropes to climb, play huts to build, a fairy garden, rope climb, tunnels and a digging patch, as well as new pathways, bubblers, irrigation, signage and CCTV.
The nature play concept supports unstructured outdoor play, which has been shown to have a positive impact on children’s cognitive and physical development. It focuses on enjoying the outdoors and exploring the simple wonders of the surroundings.
“Land Plan’s work is always creative yet sympathetic to the client’s requirements. I have found them to have a unique appreciation for local government requirements and considerations. They have been involved in some of the cities most outstanding projects in recent times which are much loved by the community.”
Tim Dendle, Manager Community Development, Cairns Regional Council