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Learning through play and celebrating diversity

The rejuvenation works include an upgraded nature playspace, new promenade and plaza space fitting for markets & events, ablution block, upgraded active recreation courts, a dog park, and enhanced ‘formal’ park amenities.

The enhancements also provide for a ‘cultural stage’, and ‘wild play’ roaming areas. The design is a result of community, school and Kaurna group consultations, and weaves a narrative inspired equally by nature’s ecological systems and traditional Kaurna knowledge.

The Park has a focus on learning through play, celebrating diversity and interaction with others.

Client
City of Adelaide, The Office for Design and Architecture SA (ODASA)

Scope

Park Development, Landscape Master Plan, Documentation Delivery

Location

Adelaide, SA, Australia

Team

ASPECT Studios, PSLA, Climbing Tree, Southfront, Phillips Pilkington, Lucid Consulting Australia, Cameron Irrigation Consulting, Cirqa, Trento Fuller

Year

2018

Photography

James Knowler, Sweet Lime, City of Adelaide

Pelzer Park, Pityarilla (Park 19), located in the southern Park Lands of Adelaide, is home to the popular Marshmallow Playground (named after the Holly Hock plant not the confectionery), and is at the junction of the Park Lands Trail and the increasingly utilised & important Frome and Porter Street Bikeways.

In parallel with creek rehabilitation works, ASPECT Studios led a team to develop a concept master plan and detailed documentation.