Play: Canberra destination playground study

Cathy Hope, Kate Bishop, Sylvia Alston, Glen Fuller, Bethaney Turner, Deb Cleland, Louise Curham

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The Canberra Destination Playground Study Report was produced by the Play, Creativity and Wellbeing Project, Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, University of Canberra for the City Renewal Authority, ACT Government. The aim of this Report is to:
- Inform the design of a play space for West Basin
- Contribute to the Better Suburbs conversation
- Assist the ACT Government in planning for future play spaces in the city area

The Report provides an audit Canberra’s destination playgrounds. Destination playgrounds are identifiable by a balance of factors, including: size, amount and type of equipment, setting, and remoteness or distance from residences. We selected the following eight Canberra playgrounds because they meet some to all of the destination playground criteria:
- Black Mountain Peninsula Playground, Acton
- Boundless Playground, Barton
- John Knight Memorial Playground, Belconnen
- Kambah Adventure Playground, Kambah
- Pod Playground, Canberra City
- Tuggeranong Town Centre Park Playground, Tuggeranong
- Weston Park, Yarralumla
- Yerrabi Pond, Gungahlin

To further inform the design of any future play spaces in the city area, the audit also included two smaller playgrounds in the Canberra city zone: Commonwealth Park Playground and Glebe Park Playground.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCanberra, Australia
PublisherACT Government
Commissioning bodyCity Renewal Authority (ACT Government)
Number of pages159
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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