Construction underway for Centennial Park's Ian Potter Children's Wild Play Garden
Posted: 10 October 2016
Works on Centennial Parklands' highly anticipated and newest nature play experience for kids, The Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden, has commenced in Centennial Park. After three years of dedicated planning and fundraising the $4M project is now underway and expected to be open in mid-2017.
The Ian Potter Children's Wild Play Garden will provide an outdoor learning experience for children aged 2-12, of all abilities and backgrounds, enabling a 'whole-of-life' approach to education.
Located adjacent to the existing Education Precinct off Dickens Drive in Centennial Park, the Garden will consist of dedicated natural spaces including Artesian water play, creek beds, bamboo forests and outdoor classrooms, all designed to inspire and encourage children to engage in exciting, creative and imaginative outdoor 'wild play'.
This project has received valuable funding support from The Ian Potter Foundation and Centennial Parklands Foundation, whose incredible support has enabled the project to progress from dream to reality.
The start of the project was marked with a special ground breaking ceremony in late August, which you can read about on our blog here. Works will take approximately eight months with an expected opening in mid-2017.
To find out more detailed information about the project, community input and consultation, and design elements please visit the project page here.