Barrow Park wins national play space award

Barrow Park in North Coogee has been recognised as Australia’s best play space for 2020, by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA).

The park, which includes a junior bicycle pump track with viewing deck and an adjacent playground featuring recycled materials and coastal plants, won the 2020 AILA play space award on 15 October at a digital event during 2020 Land-E-Scape Week.

The park took out the WA AILA Landscape Architecture Award for best play space on 31 July, qualifying it for consideration in the national awards.

Located at Shoalwater Street, the park replaced the original playground following requests to the City of Cockburn by South Beach Community Group for improved facilities for families living in the high density beachside suburb.

The $250,000 park expansion completed by Ecoscape Australia Pty Ltd opened in March 2019 and is now a popular gathering spot for people of all ages.

The Landscape Architecture Awards program helps promote the achievements of and work of landscape architects in Australia.

It demonstrates to industry, business, government and the wider community the positive impact the profession has on Australian lives through the planning and design of built and natural environments.

Photos by Frank Kotai and Leela Day.

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