Deerbush Park WINS AILA Award!

15/06/2022

We are thrilled to announce our constructed project, Deerbush Park All-Abilities Playground at Prairiewood, has won the 2022 AILA Landscape Architecture Award for Play Spaces!

Undertaken on behalf of Fairfield City Council, which saw completion in June 2021, the AILA jury commented:
“This project has delivered an impressive legacy for Fairfield City and celebrates the cultural diversity of the area, significant native vegetation, and the notion of play for all ages and abilities. A sophisticated weaving together of multiple all-abilities play elements through protected Cumberland Plain woodland has created a rich journey of active experiences blending well with its natural environment and creating a ‘Place for Everyone’.

The jury further commended:
“The removal of extensive contamination whilst retaining existing vegetation, demonstrating that our natural environment can be celebrated whilst providing much needed amenity for growing local communities.”

Deerbush Park All-Abilities Playground, located at the Fairfield Showground, Prairiewood, boasts a subtle boundary-less design principle to enable seamless cross-generational and cross capability play. It provides a toddler and older children’s playground zone, splash-pad water play area, outdoor gym, learn-to-ride track and walking path network, seating, shade and accessible toilets with adults change table. However, the Deerbush Playground is also a project that managed a complex balancing act of the objectives for a full accessible space while cohabitating native flora and fauna and removing extensive contamination that would otherwise make the space unusable.