Mills Park Natural Playground

Client

City of Calgary Parks Foundation, Calgary

Date

Completion in 2016

location

Calgary, AB

market

Park/Playground
  • initiated as part of the International Play Association’s (IPA) Triennial World Conference, to be held in Calgary, September 2017.
  • Scope included engagement and concept design.
  • Stakeholder engagement session with City of Calgary and Parks Foundation, Calgary.
  • Multiple visioning sessions to determine goals, learning objectives, risk management, and community stewardship opportunities.
  • Focus on the importance of self-directed and outdoor play.
  • Inspiration comes from the concept of the “back 40” at an old Albertan ranch.
  • Park elements are symbols of the rural southern Alberta landscape.
  • Integration with day care facility on adjacent property

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