Borough of Lambeth, London 2013
A good fit was achieved with this play area, both in terms of how it sits within an existing green, and how it responds to community needs. Extensive consultation in advance of design confirmed preferences for location and for the type of play to provide. Equipped and natural play are combined within a small space, which particularly to a child’s eyes appears larger - filled with hills and hollows, lines of big rocks to climb on, log forests and forts to wander through, a small swing, and a tree house with a slide and sand pit to explore.
Adults have plenty of room too: several places to sit and socialise, and to store scooters or buggies. As in all Shape play areas, the design is an attractive addition to its setting, so the public can enjoy it, too.
The tree house and benches are bespoke Shape products, built by Southern Landscape & Construction.