Oaklands Recreation Plaza
Gotta give the (young) people, what they want!
Project OverviewProject Overview
Client City of Marion
Scope consultation, concept design, detailed design and documentation
Location Oaklands Park, SA
Collaborations Convic, City of Marion, Martin Corbin
Awards AILA SA 2016 Landscape Architecture Award, Parks & Open Space
In order to provide the young and young at heart with an environment in which their physical/creative sides can play out, consultation is the key. Outerspace was able to reach both the wider community and the youth to build understanding of what a truly immersive recreation plaza might look and feel like.
Skating and parkour are predominantly youth activities that are tied to a particular set of expectations and a culture all its own. Reaching out and effectively interacting with the key stakeholders led a to successful collaboration that developed design plans for this prominent adventure play space. Bringing our multidisciplinary team to the creative table to design the Recreational Plaza required multi-level discussions, a sense of adventure and the ability to create something current that would stand the test of time.
From here, Outerspace went onto producing the detailed design and documentation for what has become a destination for young skaters and parkour enthusiasts that like to play on the (cutting) edge.
Breathing new life into the park life