Garden City playscape from above | May 2014
Source – https://youtu.be/18NgCFnwL_I
Garden City Play Environment is a public place designed for children in Richmond, British Columbia. The play environment provides a diversity of experiences that foster children’s physical, emotional, social and cognitive development.
The park is an organic, flowing space where the structures and systems create a setting that celebrates the natural world and the regional character of the Pacific Northwest. By creating opportunities for children to interact with water, stone, sand, salvaged tree limbs and ribbons of perennial vegetation, children are encouraged to reconnect with the natural world, and to become long-term stewards of the environment.
Public Consultation, Research and Analysis, Concept Development, Design Documentation, Project Management, Contract Administration
Completed in 2008
2012 National Urban Design Award Certificate of Merit
2011 Lulu Urban Design Award - City of Richmond
2010 BCRPA Parks and Open Spaces Award
2009 CSLA National Merit Award
2008 Design Exchange - Gold Award - Landscape Architecture